‘Malaysia has been fair, reasonable’
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has been very fair and reasonable in handling the issues surrounding the murder of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, said Speaker of the South Korean National Assembly Chung Sye-kyun.
He expressed confidence that the Malaysian government would remain fair and reasonable in their stand.
“What is important is that the Malaysian people in North Korea return safely. That should happen soon,” he said after meeting Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia here yesterday.
Chung said this when asked to comment on how South Korean lawmakers viewed the Malaysian government’s decisions with regard to Jong-nam’s case.
Chung also said he had a fruitful conversation with Pandikar and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
“We talked about cooperation in economics and in other fields. We also spoke on the High-Speed Rail. We expressed our interest and capabilities in the project.”
Chung later paid a courtesy call on Dewan Negara president Datuk S.A. Vigneswaran, where both spent an hour on discussions.
Vigneswaran said the meeting centred on forging closer ties between the two countries.
He also said that South Korea’s present legislative system was not like Malaysia, where it only had one house. Vigneswaran said back in the 1990s, South Korea had two systems, but following a coup d’état by the army, they abolished it.
“They have discussions and plans to have two houses like us,” he said.