No plans to have Malaysian ambassador to North Korea for now

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KOTA SAMARAHAN: Wisma Putra is seeking the cabinet’s approval to accredit the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing with powers to handle diplomacy matters with North Korea.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who said this, pointed out there will be no Malaysian ambassador to Pyongyang at the moment.

“We will forward a cabinet paper in coming meeting whereby Wisma Putra has recommended to the cabinet that we just accredit it from Beijing.

“At the moment, there will be no ambassador to Pyongyang. It will be handled from Beijing,” he told reporters here today after a talk at Detar Putra, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas).

A ban has been issued to Malaysians from travelling to North Korea.

Malaysia is one of North Korea’s few remaining diplomatic partners in the world, even though tensions escalated after the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) in February.

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