KUALA LUMPUR: Police will beef up security at sensitive locations following the diplomatic fallout between North Korea and Malaysia.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic) said his personnel would take a cautious approach when it involved North Korea.
“What happened here did not occur because we are their enemies but because they chose to sever diplomatic ties with us.
“I have ordered all department directors and state police chiefs to make preparations to monitor the situation,” he told reporters at Bukit Aman on Tuesday (March 23).
He also said police would continue to monitor the situation until they were satisfied that issues have been resolved.
Earlier this month, a Kuala Lumpur court ruled for the extradition of North Korean citizen Mun Chol-myong to the United States to face money-laundering charges.
North Korea then severed diplomatic ties with Malaysia on Friday (March 19) and in response, the Malaysian Government ordered all diplomatic staff and their dependants to vacate Pyongyang’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
It was reported that the staff of the North Korean Embassy here vacated the premises on Sunday (March 21).
Issuing a statement before leaving, North Korean counsellor Kim Yu-song said the Malaysian Government would bear the consequences of what transpired.
Kim added that the extradition of Mun deprived the state of its sovereignty” and that the Malaysian authorities were “blindly gaining favour” with the United States.
He claimed the handing over of their citizen had destroyed the foundation of bilateral relations between Malaysia and North Korea.

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