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Newsline: Malaysia to Issue Arrest Warrant for North Korean Diplomat

Malaysia said it will issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong-nam if he doesn’t voluntarily cooperate with the police. “Reasonable” time will be given for the diplomat to come forward before police take further action, said Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat. On Wednesday, Malaysia said 44-year-old Hyon Kwang Song, a second secretary at the North Korean embassy here, was wanted for questioning over the death of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Abdul Samah said if the person concerned did not cooperate, the police would issue a notice under Malaysian law, “compelling” him to appear before the investigation team. “And if he fails to turn up upon given this notice, then we will go to the next step by getting a warrant of arrest from the court,” he told reporters. Eight North Koreans are wanted in connection with the case, including the diplomat. One has been detained by Malaysian police, four are believed to have fled to North Korea, while two others are still in Malaysia.

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=116032

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