Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry

FMT - Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has ordered the North Korean ambassador to leave the country, hours after he was summoned by Wisma Putra.

Kang Chol is now declared persona non grata, and must leave the country in 48 hours.

“Malaysia will react strongly against any insults made against it or any attempt to tarnish its reputation,” Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement tonight.

Anifah said Kang Chol was expelled after he failed to answer the summon to the foreign ministry to meet with ambassador Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin, the deputy secretary-general for bilateral affairs, at 6pm today.

“The ministry has, via a Diplomatic Note sent to the embassy this evening, informed the North Korean government that the Malaysian government has declared His Excellency Mr Kang Chol persona non grata.

You know, I feel sorry for His Excellency the Ambassador twice over.

Firstly, I feel sorry for him as he had no choice but to bersandirawara macam ia biadap-gila in order to show his mad government back in Pyongyang that he's a loyal Kim-Jong-un-ista, in other words, just as mad as they are, or, as I had written in a news media readers column and which Minister Nazri had also commented in likewise fashion, the poor bastard would probably be executed when he returns.

Secondly, I feel sorry for the Ambassador's unavoidable expulsion per se which may yet see him executed, depending on the mood in Pyongyang.

Then finally, I feel sorry for our own Malaysian Ambassador in Pyongyang who will be expelled from North Korea as an inevitable tit for tat diplomatic gamesmanship.

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry lah in keeping with Pribumi-Pakatan policy on shadow cabinet, wakakaka.


  1. that's rather common in father son empire, I oso feel sorry for msian we have such dynastic arrogance party.

    1. yes, like Mahathir and Mukhriz, wakakaka, and George Bush Snr and Jnr and the Gandhi family in India

    2. vast diff la, we see badawi, najib or perhaps muhyiddin, clinton, many singh in between, only in kim n lim, we see no one except kim n lim wakaka.

    3. well, I see the anwar family of three (at one time, even a potential 4) and the mahathir family and nik aziz and son - are you related to anyone of them? wakakaka

  2. In the sad and frightening country which is North Korea, the elite, of which the Ambassador is part of, live a very privileged life.
    There is nothing to feel sorry for whatever may subsequently befall him.

    The Malaysian Ambassador had already been recalled earlier, so its likely he and his family are already back in KL.

    There are other Malaysian staff still there who may now face the brunt of an angry regime there. Diplomatic immunity aside, embassy staff can still face substantial harassment and other forms of unpleasant pressure if the host country wants to play nasty.

  3. "bersandirawara macam biadap-gila "

    I have enjoyed reading retired US Ambassador John Malott's occasional commentaries on Malaysia, and had the pleasure of meeting him personally once.

    He was a professional State Department diplomat who served his country under both Republican and Democrat administrations during the course of his long career.

    I can imagine with Donald Trump as President, it has become very difficult to be a US diplomat at this moment, though not as deadly as being a North Korean diplomat.

    How do you explain, how do you defend the many strange and indefensible words and actions coming out of the current administration ?


    And now... North Korea has expelled Malaysian diplomats, but...barred them from leaving the country.

    Its not clear cut, but it appears North Korea may no longer recognise their diplomatic immunity. These Malaysians could now be facing a very scary situation in North Korea a'la Iranian Hostage Crisis.

    Kim Jong Un has been known to summarily execute people who cross him, without a moment's hesitation.

    The Iranian hostage crisis was one of the most frightening diplomatic incidents of modern times.
    For a long time, no one knew whether who and where the hostages were being held, whether some of them were uncontrollable fanatics.

    If Iranian Revolutionary Guards had started killing the hostages, the full power of the American military machine would have been unleashed (not the tiny Jimmy Carter ordered rescue mission), even the peacenik Carter would not have been able to resist the escalation, with frightening consequences. The after effects still impact the Middle East today.