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Malaysians barred from leaving N Korea; KL retaliates

Najib orders police to stop all N Koreans from leaving country; Pyongyang's embassy in KL reportedly sealed off

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A North Korean embassy car transporting counsellor Kim Yu Song leaving the embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, after police officers there cleared him to leave the compound.

Kuala Lumpur

PRIME MINISTER Najib Razak has been plunged into an international political crisis involving North Korea, as news surfaced on Tuesday that Pyongyang has "temporarily" barred 11 Malaysians from leaving the totalitarian state.

Amid this latest escalation in the

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