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VN denounces ’criminal acts’: deputy spokesperson

Update: February, 17/2017 - 09:51
Việt Nam strongly denounces criminal acts in every form, said deputy spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, Nguyễn Phương Trà on Thursday. — Photo Reuters

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam strongly denounces criminal acts in every form, said deputy spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, Nguyễn Phương Trà on Thursday.

She was responding to a media question about Việt Nam’s reaction to the alleged murder of North Korean national Kim Chol in Malaysia on Monday. “We are willing to co-operate with other countries in fighting criminals. Relating to the recent incident in Malaysia, Việt Nam’s competent authorities are closely co-operating with Malaysia to clarify related information,” she said.

Earlier, Malaysian police said one of the suspects arrested in connection with the alleged murder of Kim Chol held a Vietnam travel document, Malaysia’s The Star newspaper reported. She had been remanded for seven days to assist in the investigations, it said.

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Thursday that the North Korean embassy in Malaysia had confirmed that Kim Chol was Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. — VNS

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