Malaysians not to leave North Korea

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Pyongyang banned all Malaysian Citizens to leave North Korea as tensions increase over the murder of Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur Airport. However, the Malaysian diplomats and nationals will be allowed to conduct business and live normally.

The authorities still believe that North Korea is behind the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of the current North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, using VX nerve agent.

North Korea and Malaysia had unusually strong links for years, but have been set at loggerheads by the killing. Seoul (South Korea) has blamed Pyongyang for the assassination, although no evidence has been provided yet.

The North has yet to confirm the dead man’s identity but has denounced the Malaysian investigation as an attempt to smear North’s name.

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North Korean suspects fled Malaysia

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated by four people at Kuala Lumpur International Airport using a fast-acting poison last week (on Feb 13th 2017). The suspects include a North Korean man, a Vietnamese woman and an Indonesian woman.

South Korean and U.S. officials suspect North Korean government to be behind this operation, as the North Korean diplomats present in Kuala Lumpur sought to prevent an autopsy on the 46-year old Kim Jong Un’s body and demanded it be handed over.

Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong II, had spoken out publicly against his family’s dynastic control of isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea. In fact, the young, unpredictable North Korean leader had issued a “standing order” for his elder half-brother’s assassination, and that there had been a failed attempt in 2012.

The police are of the notion that two women carried out the attack by thrusting a cloth seeped in some chemical into the face of Kim Jong Nam when he was in the departure lounge of the airport.

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