Najib softens line in bid to get Malaysians out of North Korea

Najib softens line in bid to get Malaysians out of North KoreaBy Rozanna Latiff and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak struck a softer tone with North Korea on Wednesday, a day after accusing it of assassinating the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un and treating Malaysians as “hostages.” Malaysian police have identified eight North Koreans wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, three of them hiding in the North Korean embassy. In a bid to “ensure the safety” of its diplomats and citizens in Malaysia, North Korea retaliated on Tuesday by banning Malaysians from leaving the country until the case was “properly solved.” Najib denounced that move as an “abhorrent act” and ordered a reciprocal ban.



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