Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea, summons Pyonyang’s envoy over Jong Nam’s death

 |Feb 20, 2017
Kim Jong-nam. - AP file photo.
Kim Jong-nam. – AP file photo.

Malaysia today recalled its ambassador to North Korea for consultations and summoned Pyongyang’s envoy to Kuala Lumpur over remarks the latter had made on the killing of Kim Jong-nam, elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Malaysia.

The Foreign Ministry disclosed this in a statement released today.

It said North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol was summoned to Wisma Putra for an explanation over his allegations against Malaysia pertaining to the death of Jong-nam.

Wisma Putra said in the statement that Kang Chol met with the ministry’s deputy secretary-general (bilateral affairs) Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin for about 30 minutes over the allegations he had made at a press conference last Friday.

Kang Chol had reportedly portrayed that the Malaysian government had a hidden agenda and that it had colluded with external powers in handling the death of Jong-nam on Feb 13. – Bernama