Police ready to carry out PM's directive to bar North Koreans from leaving country

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  • Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police and other authorities are ready to heed the instructions of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who has ordered that all North Korean diplomatic staff be barred from leaving Malaysia.

"We will carry out the instructions of the Prime Minister," said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar when contacted via WhatsApp on Tuesday night.

He said that there are North Koreans in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.

Najib issued the directive from Jakarta in response to a similar move by North Korea which prohibited Malaysians in North Korea from leaving the country.

This follows Saturday's decision of the Foreign Ministry here which declared North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol persona non grata and gave him 48 hours to leave Malaysia.

Kang Chol had repeatedly made baseless accusations against the Government relating to the investigation into the Feb 13 murder of Kim Jong-nam,

Jong-nam was killed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) when he was about to leave for Macau. - Bernama

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