Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Malaysians cannot leave North Korea now

More tit for tat..

Seems like it's hard to get out of this North Korea/Malaysia thingy. Unpredictable turn of events that keeps grabbing your attention especially when it happens here at home, in Kuala Lumpur, that is, and a video that went viral on how it was done in KLIA 2 to boot.

The chain of events has led to now
Malaysia banning N. Korean diplomatic staff from leaving country

The Star reported that:

The Malaysian Government has banned North Korean embassy staff and officers from leaving the country, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Home Minister and Deputy PM.

He also confirmed that the travel ban only applies to the diplomatic staff, and that regular North Korean citizens in Malaysia will be allowed to leave the country.

The North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur - police surrounded and cordoned it off

At the same time, Pyongyang bans Malaysians from leaving N. Korea

Theirs is more drastic.. in that the ban covers ALL MALAYSIANS.

SEOUL: Pyongyang is banning all Malaysian citizens from leaving North Korea, state media said Tuesday, potentially holding them hostage amid an increasingly heated diplomatic row over the killing of Kim Jong-Nam in Kuala Lumpur.

"All Malaysian nationals in the DPRK will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country until the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved," the official Korea Central News Agency said, citing the foreign ministry. - AFP

And before this, North Korean retaliates by expelling Malaysian envoy after Malaysia expelled theirs.

The Prime Minister has called for North Korea to release all Malaysian citizens immediately to avoid any further escalation of the diplomatic row between the two countries.

Japan provided fingerprint data on Kim Jong-nam to Malaysia

Jong-nam's body was embalmed, says Zahid

N. Koreans in Malaysia will not be under surveillance

The authorities are not monitoring the movement of North Korean citizens currently in the country, but action will be taken against them if they are involved in negative activities, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the latest records showed there were only 315 North Koreans still in the country, including those who were living here under the Malaysia MySecond Home programme. The rest, he said, were students or here for work.

He said based on Immigration Department records, 2,453 North Koreans came to Malaysia between 2014 and this year with 801 issued temporary work permits.

However, he said, many of them had returned home.

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