PETALING JAYA: Malaysia did not breach the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against North Korea, said Wisma Putra.
It said that the Malaysian Government viewed with serious concern recent media reports that insinuated the country’s non-compliance with the sanctions.
These reports, which quoted a draft UNSC report, claimed that North Korea had evaded international sanctions by having a network of overseas companies, including in Malaysia.
“Malaysia categorically rejects any such insinuation,” said Wisma Putra in a statement here yesterday.
Last week, Reuters had reported that a company called Glocom in Kuala Lumpur had been acting as a front, which allowed North Korean intelligence agents to sell military radio equipment in violation of UN sanctions.
Two companies, International Global System and International Golden Services, were linked to the trade.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had since said that the two companies were in the process of being struck off.
Malaysia, said Wisma Putra, highly valued the important work being carried out by the UNSC Sanctions Committee on North Korea and had ensured the full implementation of all the relevant resolutions.
“Malaysia has provided the required responses to the queries raised by the panel of experts and will fully co-operate with these bodies as it has done in the past.”