N. Koreans in Malaysia keep low profile after Kim Jong-nam killing


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  • Sunday, 19 Feb 2017

The North Korean restaurant, Pyongyang Koryo along Jalan Kamuning, Imbi in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, with security guards turning customers away.

Pyongyang Koryo is the most visible symbol of a 1,000-strong North Korean community in Malaysia, made up of a business elite as well as ordinary workers who will likely know little about the Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong-Nam.

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