Number of foreign spies in M'sia unknown: KDN, PDRM


KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry (KDN) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) do not have information on the number of foreign spies in the country.

KDN said this is because no country has declared the presence of their intelligence spies in Malaysia to the government.

However, the ministry, through PDRM’s special branch, will intensify efforts to gather intelligence information to ensure that spy-related incidents such as the assassination of Kim Jong-nam would not recur, the ministry said in a written reply to Sim Tze Tzin (PKR-Bayan Baru) at the Dewan Rakyat sitting here yesterday.

Sim had wanted to know the number of foreign spies in Malaysia and the status of investigations into the assassination of Jong-nam.

KDN said it does not wish to comment further on the matter, as it is still being investigated.

Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2) on Feb 13. -- BERNAMA