Due to insufficient evidence to charge the only North Korean suspect arrested in connection to the poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un.
Ri Jong Chol has been freed by police over Kim’s death but will be deported over immigration offences.
The death of Kim has sparked a diplomatic row as Malaysian authorities have cancelled visa-free entry for North Koreans.
Citing comments of the deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of Malaysia, North Koreans will be required to obtain a visa as of March 6 before entering Malaysia for national security reasons, with the new rule.
The move by Malaysia is coming after North Korea’s state-run news agency on Wednesday said claims by Malaysia authorities that small amounts of the extremely toxic nerve agent were detected in the corpse of Kim was an “absurdity.
The comments from Pyongyang was issued after the two young women accused of actually carrying out the attack on Kim in a crowded airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were charged with murder.
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