North Korean envoy has crossed the line – Hishammuddin

 |Feb 23, 2017
Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein On slammed North Korea Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol (pic left) as being rude and crossed his line over his statements regarding Jong-nam's murder investigation.
Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein On slammed North Korea Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol (pic left) as being rude and crossed his line over his statements regarding Jong-nam’s murder investigation.

North Korean ambassador to Malaysia has crossed the line with his uncalled for and rude statements over the investigation by Malaysian authorities on the murder of one of its citizens, believed to be Kim Jong-nam.

Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said what the ambassador did was beyond his duty as a diplomatic representative, adding that Kang Chol should cooperate with the police.

“He has crossed the line as a diplomatic representative and his comments in this matter are considered rude.

“To me, this is a diplomatic irregularity. As a former home minister, I believe this murder investigation is in the good hands of the police,” he told reporters at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Pulau Indah, Klang today.

The defence minister was there to welcome the return of 184 Food Flotilla for Myanmar volunteers, who had just finished their 20-day mission to deliver humanitarian aid to the Rohingya community in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Hishammuddin pointed out that whatever criminal case that happens must be investigated under the law of the country it is committed.

“We’ve already proved our efficiency when we were quick to arrest suspects.

“Malaysia will not be afraid to pursue the truth as the authorities are conducting investigations based on the laws of the country,” Hishammuddin said.

He said no one should accuse Malaysian authorities of being biased as long as they conduct investigations sincerely, based on evidence and facts.

Hishammuddin was commenting on the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia having expressed their displeasure over the investigation on the murder of their citizen at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) recently.

The man who was reportedly poisoned was identified by foreign media as Kim Jong-nam, the half brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.