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Tit for Tat: Malaysia bars North Korea embassy staff form leaving country

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 March 2017, 13:21 IST

Malaysia said today that North Korea embassy staff are barred from leaving the country, in a tit for tat response after Pyongyang banned all Malaysian citizens from leaving.

"No official or employee of the DPRK (North Korea) embassy is allowed to leave the country," the home ministry said in a statement, as a row over the killing of Kim Jong-Nam escalated.

The statement clarified an earlier tweet from national news agency Bernama which suggested all North Korean citizens in Malaysia were subject to the ban.

-PTI

First published: 7 March 2017, 10:56 IST
 
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