Malaysian police chief: N Korean company did not have business dealings in Malaysia

Malaysian police chief: N Korean company did not have business dealings in Malaysia
A general view of the building that housed Glocom's offices in Kuala Lumpur.
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KULAI - The North Korean company which developed Glocom, a military communications system, had never made any business dealings in Malaysia, contrary to speculation.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar explained that Glocom was not a company but the name of the product developed by North Korea.

He said the telecommunications system was marketed by International Global System Sdn Bhd, a company set up by a few shareholders from North Korea and Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in 2005.

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Khalid said the board of directors closed the company in early 2012 and reopened another company under the name International Golden Services Sdn Bhd in the middle of the same year.

"Despite setting up the company in 2005, it had never been successful as there were no takers for its product.

"They joined the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2012, 2014 and 2016 where they displayed their product and brochures but were also unsuccessful," he said in a press conference after attending a Criminal Intelligence Unit meeting here on Monday.

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