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Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
North Korean officials reached out to contacts in the Singaporean private sector for help in sourcing COVID-19 test kits, personal protective equipment (PPE), and respirators, a businessman based in the Southeast Asian city state said this week.
Speaking to NK News on Monday, Singaporean businessman Michael Heng -- who led a business delegation to the DPRK in September 2018 and had been working to send another this year -- said that a senior diplomat contact at the North Korean embassy reached out in early March to request the equipment.