'N Korean spies not arrested before Kim murder as no crime committed'

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PARLIAMENT The government could not take action against suspected North Korean operatives in Malaysia prior to the Kim Jong-nam murder as they had not committed a crime, said Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

Nur Jazlan said the authorities were aware of the spies, but that they could not make such knowledge public as it is a "government secret."

"We know if there are spies, but there is no need to trumpet it...

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