SUBANG – The embassy Malaysia in North Korea will not be shut down following the murder case of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of leader, Kim Jong-un.
Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, Malaysia has no intention to cut ties with North Korea despite the polemic which happened recently.
“We allow the North Koreans to return to their country through the Ministry of Home Affairs based on the bilateral relationship of Malaysia and North Korea.
“They (North Koreans) who are at the Immigration Department Depot will be sent home.
“The Immigration Act will apply to the North Korean citizens who are still residing in Malaysia, thus, everything will be status quo,” he said during a press conference after chairing the 24th Annual Meeting of the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) today.
Jong-nam, the eldest son of former North Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong-Il was charged murdered by two women under the direction of North Korean agents.
Elaborating on the false statement claimed to be issued by Wisma Putra and the Republic of North Korea, Ahmad Zahid said, all statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are the official statement of the government.
He added, all decision procedures made on the North Korea – Malaysia ties are done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Previously, a statement went viral in WhatsApp the moment Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced on the efforts to bring back nine Malaysians from North Korea, claimed that it was issued by the Wisma Putra and the Republic of North Korea.
Among the statements include, the withdrawal of travel ban for both countries; to reintroduce the Visa Waiver Program and to strengthen the ties of Malaysia – North Korea. – MalaysiaGazette