Malaysia has sent North Korea’s ambassador packing. According to an item from Reuters, North Korean diplomat Kang Chol has been declared “persona non-grata” and given just 48 hours to leave the country.
Kang Chol’s expulsion comes on the heels of the murder of a prominent North Korean in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13.
“Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was murdered at Kuala Lumpur’s airport with a toxic nerve agent,” said the report.
U.S. and South Korean officials have accused agents of the North Korean regime of the murder.
“Kang Chol, North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia, said last month his country ‘can not trust’ Malaysia’s handling of the probe, and also accused the country of ‘colluding with outside forces’ in a veiled reference to bitter rival South Korea,” said the report.
The ouster of the North Korean ambassador is a result of the fact that North Korea refused to issue an apology for the comments and Kang Chol failed to appear in front of Malaysia’s foreign ministry after being summoned.
Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Haji Aman issued a statement on Saturday saying, “Malaysia will react strongly against any insults made against it or any attempt to tarnish its reputation.”
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