Nearly 300 North Koreans surrender to authorities
Nearly 300 North Koreans living in Malaysia turned themselves in to authorities in the wake of a sweeping overhaul of visa rules between the two countries following the public assassination of North Korean defector Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in February. All 296 citizens of the pariah state surrendered to Malaysian authorities after the country revoked visa-free entry. This followed a bitter fallout between the oncefriendly nations after the death of dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother at the hands of a lethal nerve agent. Kim Jongnam’s body was returned to North Korea earlier in April in exchange for nine Malaysian hostages who were being held in Pyongyang. The two women accused of the murder claim to have been told they were starring in a reality TV prank.