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Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador

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Wisma Putra has expelled North Korean ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol.

This was after he failed to turn up as Wisma Putra at 6pm today despite being summoned to explain his previous statements against Malaysia.

Wisma Putra sent a diplomatic note to the North Korean embassy, informing him that he has 48 hours to leave the country.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in a statement tonight said the North Korean envoy was to meet with the Foreign Ministry’s deputy secretary-general for billateral affairs Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin.

“However, neither the ambassador nor senior officials of the embassy were in the position to be present at the ministry.

“He is expected to leave Malaysia within 48 hours from the scheduled time of the meeting, namely 6pm, March 4, 2017,” said Anifah.

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