Lower court charges former premier with three counts of criminal breach of trust stemming from a corruption scandal at a state investment fund. Najib pleads not guilty, gets bail at $250,000.
Two Malaysians were allowed to leave the DPRK on Thursday as nine others remain in the country. The fact that the two were allowed to leave is being seen as a step back from tension that has been escalating over the death of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia.
The DPRK and Malaysia stepped up their confrontation over the alleged murder of Kim Jong-nam, with each country creating a de facto hostage situation for nationals of the other.
The DPRK envoy Kang Chol was expelled after criticising a Malaysian investigation into the death of a man thought to be Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. The DPRK says it will now expel Malaysia's Pyongyang envoy.
Malaysia deported Ri Jong Chol after authorities released him due to insufficient evidence. Malaysia is seeking seven other DPRK nationals in connection with the murder of a man thought to be the DPRK leader's half brother.
South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se says the DPRK's use of a chemical weapon should be a 'wake-up' call for the world. China has called for restraint over the call for UN sanctions.
Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar says that two North Korean firms, International Global System and International Golden Services, were in the process of being "struck off" over links to arms trade.
VX nerve agent is a chemical weapon classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.
Malaysia's police chief says three North Korean suspects wanted for questioning in the murder of a man thought to be the half-brother of the DPRK leader are all in Malaysia. N Korea says the dead man is no relation to Kim Jong-un.
Malaysia recalled its ambassador from Pyongyang and summoned the DPRK's representative in Kuala Lumpur over the apparent murder of the N Korean leader's half-brother. Police have detained four people over the killing and are hunting four others.
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