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Malaysia condemns use of chemical weapon in Kim Jong Nam killing

Malaysia condemns use of chemical weapon in Kim Jong Nam killing

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said the Foreign Ministry had informed the North Korean government that Kang had been declared persona non grata and that "he is expected to leave Malaysia within 48 hours" from 6 p.m. Saturday.

Malaysian police this past week charged two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese -for the killing last month of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

This expulsion came after Malaysia demanded a written apology from North Korea over accusations by Mr Kang that Kuala Lumpur was subverting investigations into Mr Kim's Feb 13 murder as part of a political conspiracy with Pyongyang's enemies.

Mr Kang, who had become a fierce critic of his host country, said the probe into the killing had become "politicised" and was being interfered with.

A North Korean chemist deported from Malaysia accused police of threatening to harm his family unless he confessed to the killing of the half brother of North Korea's leader, calling it a plot to tarnish his country's honour.

Ri Tong Il, former U.N. North Korean deputy ambassador, speaks to journalists outside the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2, 2017.

Kang declined to apologize for his accusations over Malaysia's inquiry into of Kim Jong Nam's murder February 13 at the Kuala Lumpur airport.

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Defending the move, and calling it unprecedented, Dennis Ignatius said it was necessary for the North Korean envoy to realise the full measure of Malaysia's unhappiness following the murder of Kim Jong Nam on Malaysian soil.

Yesterday, Wisma Putra announced that ambassador Kang Chol was expelled after he failed to respond to a summon to meet with a senior foreign ministry official within a stipulated time.

"They particularly would want to make sure that China would not have someone handy that they could install in the event Kim Jong Un was removed or fell from power", said McLaughlin, who is now with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

"He, accompanied by two representatives of the North Korean embassy, are scheduled to depart to their native country today", Mustafar Ali, director general of the Immigration Department said in a statement. Nor does China relish the thought of a possible South Korean invasion of North Korea, extending it and America's control over the whole Korean peninsula, the likely outcome of an all-out but unsafe war between the two.

North Korea also asserted that the man died of a heart attack and not of poisoning from the highly toxic VX nerve agent. There are other friendly states that are facing issues with North Korea too. "North Korea can say what they like but the facts remain", Khalid told AP.

The company Ahmad Zahid referred to is Glocom, described by Forbes as a front company that helps North Korea evade global sanctions.


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