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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 01:22 AM

N. Korea, Malaysia ban each other's citizens from leaving

Source: AP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia escalated dramatically over the poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's estranged half brother.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the travel ban was tantamount to hostage-taking and said his country would immediately respond in kind by banning North Koreans from leaving Malaysia.

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About 1,000 North Koreans are believed to be working in Malaysia. Before diplomatic ties disintegrated, Malaysia had been one of the few places in the world where North Koreans could travel without a visa. As a result, for years, it's been a quiet destination for Northerners looking for jobs, schools and business deals.

Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Marican told reporters at parliament that there are 11 Malaysians in North Korea: Three working at the Malaysian Embassy, two United Nations workers and six family members.

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Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/n-korea-malaysia-ban-each-others-citizens-leaving

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dhill926 Mar 2017 #1

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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:33 AM

1. and from a small flashpoint...

big things can occur. Gotta keep an eye on this one. jesus....

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