The North Korean Embassy counsellor in Malaysia Kim Yu Song asked the media not to take pictures of him putting bins in front of the embassy. Yu Song, who speaks Malay fluently, said the media should ask permission in advance if they wanted to take pictures of him. “This is not good news. No need to publish them in the newspapers, understand? Don’t … don’t take. ‘If we agree on you taking our pictures, you must ask me, okay?” he told the media in front of the embassy here. Bernama photographer Zulfadhli Zulkarnain who was on duty when queried by Yu Song explained to him that they were just doing their job. Some local and International media practitioners who gathered in front the embassy did not miss the chance to take pictures of Yu Song together with two men carrying out a sofa to be disposed in front of the premises. The North Korean Embassy located in Bukit Damansara has become the focus of the media since the murder of Kim Jong Nam last month. Kuala Lumpur-Pyongyang relations were strained following the murder of Jong Nam, half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13.
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