IGP: North Korean arms companies being struck off

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR : Bukit Aman is in the process of striking out two North Korea-linked companies that were named in a report to be running an arms operation out of Malaysia,

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police have also taken steps to comply with international regulations with regards to related sanctions and are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure Malaysia is not used for activities detrimental to national security.

"It has been established by the source of the report that no company with the name of GLOCOM exists in Malaysia.

"However, it stated that the website glocom.com.my was registered in 2009 by an entity called International Global System.

"A similarly named company International Golden Services was listed as the contact point on the website," Khalid said in a statement on Tuesday.

He added that the companies are said to be controlled by North Korean directors and shareholders.

"We are aware of the above companies.

"International Global System Sdn Bhd was registered in 2005 and its nature of business was stated as multimedia and electronics and general trading.

"It is in the process of being struck off," he said.

Khalid said the second company International Golden Services Sdn Bhd was registered in 2012 and listed its nature of business as information technology and telecommunication technology products as well as solutions providers.

"It is also in the process of being struck off," he said.

Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents in Brickfields here that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a UN report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters.

Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for “military and paramilitary” organisations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.

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