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Newsline: North Korean envoy’s remarks seen as insult to Malaysia

North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol, who has been summoned by Wisma Putra, made another allegation that Malaysia and South Korea were colluding with a political motive. Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said in a press statement that the allegation was “a serious insult” to Malaysia as investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-nam had been carried out in accordance with the law in Malaysia. Anifah said Kang Chol’s press statement carried several allegations. These allegations were “culled from delusions, lies and half-truths” from which the ambassador concluded that “there could be someone else’s hand behind the investigation”, and that the “investigation by the Malaysian police is not for the clarification of the cause of the death and search of the suspect, but it is out of the political aim”. “When Foreign Affairs Ministrry summoned Kang, the Deputy Secretary-General for Bilateral Affairs emphasized that the police investigation had been done impartially without fear or favor. It was also conducted in compliance with Malaysian laws and regulations. Any allegation to the contrary is deeply insulting to Malaysia as the suggestion is that the Malaysian Government is colluding with a foreign government. Foreign Ministry summoned Kang for accusing the Malaysian government of “concealing information” after Kim Jong-nam’s death. Malaysia would be recalling its envoy in Pyongyang, Mohamad Nizam Mohamad to return home for consultation. Kang Chol, in an impromptu press conference held outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, accused Malaysia for a second time.

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/117010

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