PM assures govt will do all it can to ensure safety of Malaysians in North Korea


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given his assurance that the government will do its best to ensure the safety of Malaysians in North Korea.

The Prime Minister said the Government’s main focus was to ensure that the Malaysian citizens who were in North Korea would return home safely.

“I understand the feelings and concerns of the families and acquaintances of the Malaysians held back in North Korea,” he said in a posting on his blog today.

The Prime Minister, who returned from a working visit to Jakarta this afternoon, had earlier chaired an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (MKN) following Pyongyang’s action today in imposing a temporary ban on all Malaysian citizens leaving the country.

According to Najib, he was given a detailed briefing on the current situation during the meeting that lasted about 45 minutes.