Analysis: Engaging with the Hermit Kingdom

Diplomatic tiff: The Embassy of Malaysia in Pyongyang has not been staffed since April 2017.

Experts weigh in on whether it’s the right move, at the right time, for Putrajaya to rebuild our relationship with North Korea after a high-profile assassination triggered a tense falling out in 2017.

MALAYSIA is set to reopen its embassy in North Korea and reestablish its relationship with the “Hermit Kingdom” after a falling out over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother in Kuala Lumpur.

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