01 July 2017

News Story: Malaysia stops granting work permits to DPRK labourers

Hanoi (VNA) – The Malaysian Government has stopped issuing work permits for people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after the murder of a DPRK citizen at a Malaysian airport earlier this year, according to Kyodo news agency.

Diplomatic sources said all employees of a DPRK restaurant in downtown Kuala Lumpur were deported after their work permits expired in May but were not extended.

About 1,000 DPRK labourers are working in Malaysia, mainly in mining and construction in Sarawak state on Borneo island.

Tensions between Malaysia and the DPRK reached boiling point after the assassination of Kim Chol (Kim Jong-Nam), a DPRK citizen on February 13 in Malaysia.

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