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Malaysia summons North Korean ambassador and recalls its envoy to Pyongyang

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Spat has escalated after Malaysia rejected demands from North Korean diplomats to hand over the body of Jong-nam
Malaysia on Monday said it had recalled its ambassador to Pyongyang, as a spat over the investigation into the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half brother in Kuala Lumpur intensifies. Malaysia also summoned the North Korean ambassador over his accusation that Kuala Lumpur was conspiring with “hostile forces” as it investigates the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the foreign ministry said. The spat has escalated after Malaysia rejected demands from North Korean diplomats to hand over the body of Jong-nam. “The Ministry emphasised that as the death occurred on Malaysian soil under mysterious circumstances, it is the responsibility of the Malaysian Government to conduct an investigation to identify the cause of death,” a foreign ministry statement said of the meeting with the North Korean ambassador.

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