Malaysian PM says N.Korean envoy was 'diplomatically rude'

Malaysian PM says N.Korean envoy was 'diplomatically rude'
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JAKARTA  - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that comments by the North Korean ambassador casting doubt over a Malaysian investigation into the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were "diplomatically rude".

"The statement by the ambassador was totally uncalled for. It was diplomatically rude. But Malaysia will stand firm," Najib told reporters.

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North Korean ambassador Kang Chol said his country "cannot trust" Malaysia's handling of the probe into the killing.

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week. South Korean and US officials believe he was assassinated by North Korean agents.

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