MBtv: DPRK severs diplomatic ties with Malaysia over extradition of citizen to U.S.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has announced severance of diplomatic relations with Malaysia after Malaysia’s top court ruled in favor of extraditing one of DPRK nationals to the United States to face money laundering charges, the official Korean Central News Agency reported. The DPRK businessman living in Malaysia was accused of supplying prohibited luxury items from Singapore to Pyongyang in violation of United Nations sanctions. Malaysia’s top court ruled that he can be extradited to the United States.