October 01, 2020

Former North Korean deputy ambassador to UN arrives in Kuala Lumpur

Visit comes as the South accuses DPRK of "outright challenge" to international order

Ri Tong Il, former deputy permanent representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations, visited Malaysia on Tuesday in a bid to negotiate with Malaysian authorities amid an ongoing diplomatic spat over the death of Kim Jong Nam.

Ri said he would discuss three different issues with the Malaysian government during his stay including "the question of the return of the body" of the man believed to be Kim Jong Nam.