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KUALA LUMPUR — Wisma Putra has declared North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol a “persona non grata” and has given him 48 hours from 6pm today to leave the country.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Kang failed to show or send a representative when summoned to attend a meeting with Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, his ministry’s deputy secretary-general for bilateral affairs at 6pm today.

“For this reason, the Ministry has via a Diplomatic Note sent to the Embassy this evening, informing the DPRK government that His Excellency Mr. Kang Chol that the Malaysian government has declared him Persona Non Grata.

“He is expected to leave Malaysia within 48 hours from the scheduled time of the meeting, namely 6.00pm, 4 March 2017,” Anifah said in a statement.

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