Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Putrajaya. PIX: NOOR ASREKUZAIREY SALIM/ MALAYSIA GAZETTE, 24 FEBRUARY 2017.

PUTRAJAYA – The government has taken the approach to ban all Malaysians from travelling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) until further notice.

Based on a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which takes effect from today, the decision is taken in view of the escalation of tensions in the Korean Peninsula and related developments arising from missile tests.

The travel ban will be reviewed once the situation has returned to normal.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby informs the public that all Malaysians are banned from travelling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) until further notice,” said Wisma Putra.

Putrajaya and Pyongyang have been in a stiff relationship following the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on 12 February.

The situation got worse when nine Malaysians were forbidden to leave North Korea following the Putrajaya-Pyongyang crisis.

The crisis ended last 30 March when Prime Minister announced that the nine Malaysians have been brought back safely into the country. -MalaysiaGazette.

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