Malaysians’ emotional return from Pyongyang, thanks PM Najib


The nine Malaysians, involving staff of the Malaysian Embassy in Pyongyang and their families who were banned from leaving North Korea in the result of the murder of North Korean Kim Jong-nam a month ago, said thanks to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak for bringing them home.

Counselor Mohd Nor Azrin Md Zain said during the travel ban, Pyongyang did not harass them and their life went as usual.

However, he stated, they were worried with the boycott issued by the North Korean specialists since they had conferred no off-base.

“In any case, we realize that we need to keep our soul up. I should concede that the greater part of us were worried that our folks and close relatives are stressed over us,” he told correspondents in the wake of landing from Pyongyang at the Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, here today.

He said the travel prohibit had prevented them from making a trip to Beijing, China, as they more often than not did each month to stock up their provisions.

“As you might know that consistently, we go to Beijing to move cash in Euros and purchase nourishment,” he said.

Mohd Nor Azrin said the restriction did not keep them from conveying through phone and WhatApps with their families in Malaysia, which he said was ameliorating.

“Since we were told to submit day by day reports to Wisma Putra, that was likewise consoling as we realized that our welfare was reliably checked by our Foreign Ministry,” he said.

Mohd Azrin said they were likewise appreciative to different consulates in Pyongyang, which were liberal in helping them, particularly to bring nourishment and different supplies.

“I must single out the Asean Countries that help us, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, as well as Pakistan, Poland and Sweden,” he added