Malaysia's foreign ministry to summon N Korean ambassador over statement

Malaysia's foreign ministry to summon N Korean ambassador over statement
North Korean ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol (C) leaves a morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 15, 2017.
PHOTO: Reuters

PETALING JAYA - North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol is expected to be summoned by Wisma Putra on Monday after he criticised Malaysia for refusing to release the body of Kim Jong-nam.

Kim Jong-namPhoto: Reuters

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It is understood the meeting will take place in Putrajaya early Monday and a statement will be issued after that.

In a strongly worded statement last Friday, Kang expressed dissatisfaction with Wisma Putra and the police.

Kang said he had demanded the release of the body without delay and claimed the embassy's request was rejected despite submitting official documents to the Foreign Ministry.

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"This strongly suggests that Malaysia is trying to conceal something which needs more time and deceive us and that they are colluding with hostile forces against us," Kang had said in his statement.

It is understood that Malaysian ambassador to Pyongyang, Mohamed Nizan Mohamad, was summoned by the North Korean government last week with a similar demand for the release of the body.

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