Please join the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington for a North Korea in the World webinar on North Korea-Malaysia relations, featuring Dr. Chiew-Ping Hoo of the National University of Malaysia.
In March 2021, North Korea severed diplomatic relations with Malaysia, breaking ties with a country that until a few years previously had been on friendly terms with Pyongyang. In this North Korea in the World webinar, we’ll talk with Dr. Chiew-Ping Hoo about the history of North Korea’s relations with Malaysia, and the scope of the country’s relationship in recent years. The discussion will take a close look at the Kim Jong Nam assassination and its aftermath, and look at how it changed the scope of this relationship, culminating with Malaysia’s 2021 extradition of a DPRK businessman to the US and Pyongyang’s subsequent decision to cut diplomatic ties.
This North Korea in the World webinar is the second in a series examining North Korea’s historical and contemporary relations with countries in the Global South. The North Korea in the World project is a joint initiative of the National Committee on North Korea and the East-West Center in Washington; the NorthKoreaInTheWorld.org website collects and curates information and data on North Korea’s external economic and diplomatic relations.
This seminar will be on-the-record and recorded on both Zoom and YouTube.