VX is an extremely toxic substance which has no other use except as a chemical warfare nerve agent. Whoever is exposed to the agent must wash off the agent using household bleach and lots of water, and should immediately be given diazepam, atropine and pralidoxime intramuscular injections.
For the VX nerve agent to be transported safely to KLIA2 for the attack, it would have to be in a binary form, mixed during the attack itself.
Kim Jong Nam would have died painfully from asphyxiation after suffering violent muscular contractions and diaphragm muscle paralysis.
The above is the most plausible reason for Kang Chol to have pre-empted everything by attacking the Royal Malaysian Police’s and Ministry of Health’s credibility even before the autopsy is completed.
The above would also underscore the fact that the two women from Indonesia and Vietnam are not innocent as claimed. They were seen immediately rushing off to the nearest restroom facility after the attack to wash off traces of the agent from their hands.
Malaysis has signed and ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention that came into effect in 1997, and also the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare or commonly known as the Geneva Protocol.
The use of a chemical weapon on Malaysian soil, as well as the rude outbursts by the Ambassador of North Korea to Malaysia shows North Korea’s blatant disregard for Malaysian laws and breached Article 41(1) of the Vienna Convention for Diplomatic Relations of 1961.
Malaysia exported RM17.54 million worth of goods (mainly palm oil, rubber and medical products) to North Korea while importing only RM5.18 million (iron and steel products) from the hermit state in 2015. There are 300 North Koreans working in the coal mines of Sarawak.
As the only country in the world to have been accorded a visa-free status by North Korea, very few Malaysians have ever made use of the facility.
While Malaysia is a country that warms up to every country and values its friendship, the same cannot be said about North Korea.
Myanmar’s diplomatic relations with North Korea was once far more meaningful than the one currently enjoyed by Malaysia. However, in trying to assassinate the then-South Korean President, North Korea pushed diplomacy aside and planted a bomb in Yangon in 1983 which killed 20 people but did not kill President Chun Doo Hwan.
Myanmar broke off diplomatic relations for a decade following the attack on its soil.
Now, it has caused anger to the country it courted in 1973 and established formal diplomatic relations in 1993. There is no telling what North Korea is capable of doing to or in Malaysia given its disrespect for the laws and regulations of the latter.
I doubt that we would lose much if we were to sever our diplomatic ties with North Korea. Our trade volume is only RM25 million. Even Perlis as the smallest state in Malaysia made RM88.3 billion in GSP in 2015!
North Korea is no friend and has never valued any friendship. It should be left to live and die alone.
Hari ini, U-Turn Maha F didapati masih cuba mengulangi pembohongan lamanya, suatu perbuatan yang amat tidak sesuai dengan usia yang sudah hampir sebelum beliau pulang menemui Anubis, dewa kematian Mesir Kuno.
Dalam tweet yang diperolehi dari akaun beliau, beliau mendakwa Malaysia telah menjadi antara negara kesepuluh teratas dalam senarai negara-negara paling korup menurut Kerala Transparent Loincloth Index yang tidak digunapakai di mana-mana tempat termasuk di Kerala.
Mengikut Transparency International, dari 176 buah negara, sepuluh negara yang mempunyai persepsi rasuah paling teratas pada tahun 2016 adalah seperti berikut:
Sekiranya anda nampak nama Malaysia tersenarai di antara negara-negara di atas, sila hubungi saya untuk menerima hadiah.
Malangnya buat @riazsalam1 U-Turn Maha F tidak percaya akan siksaan kubur, syurga-neraka, pahala-dosa, dan Allah SWT sebab kesemua itu tidak boleh dilihat dengan mata kasar (intangible, kata orang kampung).
Tidak seperti Anubis yang boleh dilihat di muzium-muzium terkemuka.
Two nights ago I sat at a dinner table with four other strangers. One gentleman from the North is five years older than I am while the rest were in their 40s. What the gentleman in his 50s and I spoke about was of the way the various races interacted in the early 1970s fresh after the most devastating racial clashes in the history of Malaysia.
Those were the times when we all looked at each other as family rather than by race or religion. We went to school together and played together.
Interestingly, the gentleman is a Senior Pastor, his wife, while the rest at the table were Muslims. Apart from my wife and I, one was from Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor, the other was from PAS.
There were people of other faiths as well such as Sikh, Hindu, and the Buddhist. Church representatives and members from Sabah and Sarawak, too, were there. What surprised me was the presence of representatives from PERKASA, MAPIM and ISMA including Ibrahim Ali.
The Senior Pastor pointed out how children nowadays go to separate school and do not speak the same language. To bring about unity, children must grow up together and speak the same language. The Senior Pastor is Chinese. He still enjoys the company of his former school mates who are mostly Malay whenever he goes back to his hometown.
We were at the 2nd National Peace and Harmony Dinner organised by the Christians for Peace and Harmony in Malaysia CPHM) that was a full-house affair.
I wrote about unity not too long ago (Lighting The Wrong Path – 6 September 2016) and touched on the importance of children growing up together, speaking the same language, and the importance of understanding the Federal Constitution. While I gave the nation at least three generation before we could see some form of unity, the Senior Pastor was very sceptical. Schools have become places to divide our children according to their ethnicity – something that was rare in my days although existed. For as long as we do not unite our children, we will continue to be diversified and divided.
Chairman of the CPHM, Reverend Wong Kim Jong in his speech called for a better understanding of all faiths and races, and better unity among Malaysians.
He even went on to propose a National Mediation Council be formed to settle misunderstandings and disputes between religions and races.
In his keynote address to the CPHM, Prime Minister Najib Razak quoted a verse from the Bible:
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” – Matthew 5:9
He said in order for Malaysia to achieve its target of becoming a top 20 nation by 2050, as envisioned under the 2050 Transformation Plan (TN50), Malaysians must become true believers of their respective faiths as he answer to becoming a great nation lies in the teachings of every religion which promotes harmony and peace.
“To become a top 20 nation by 2050, we need social harmony and one of the ways to achieve it is through faith. Go back to your own faith and the answers are all there. You must be a true believer no matter what your religion is, whether you’re a Christian, a Muslim or a Buddhist,” he added.
Quoting a Malay proverb “Tak kenal maka tak cinta” that was said by Ibrahim Ali during a previous meeting between PERKASA and CPHM, Najib said that there is a need for the people to understand one other in order for them to appreciate and love.
“I would also like to emphasise on humility, or the importance of being humble. It means we must admit and accept our differences,” pointed Najib.
The Prime Minister also related how the forefathers discussed the social contract in the prelude to Merdeka and had ensured that although Islam is the religion of the Federation, the rights of those who practice other religions are protected in the Federal Constitution.
Therefore, understanding the spirit of the Federal Constitution is also very important to understand, appreciate and love.
I wrote at length about why the sanctity of Islam is regarded as being more sensitive in the Peninsular compared to in Sabah and Sarawak and had given the historical background to it. I even wrote about the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act, 1965 and how it would not affect the non-Muslims.
I don’t have to agree with the proposed amendments but I have to defend the rights given to the Muslims to manage their own religious affairs as I would to other religions as well.
And Muslims especially in the Peninsular have a lot to learn from and emulate values shown by the congregation of both the Masjid An-Naim and the Parish of Good Shepherd that co-exist beautifully on Jalan Pasar Lutong in Miri, as well as that of the committee of the Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq in Bangsar that held a Chinese New Year open house for all at its premise.
This is what is meant by understanding the Federal Constitution in order to gain respect, appreciation and love through the respect for others.
Of course there will be those who will continue to flog the issue as long as they can all laugh at the end of it when the very fabric of society is torn apart, such as the person below:
If the person above is a Christian, she is probably a Christian because it is trendy not to light up joss sticks for dead relatives or parents. A true believer would believe in the Bible and especially Romans 13 that calls for the respect for the auhorities as they have been placed there by God.
The above verse is the same as in the Quran (An-Nisaa’ 59) that calls for obedience to authority.
Those who do not subscribe to the above are NOT peacemakers. And for Christians, they are not the children of God, but of His antithesis.
As said in the Bible:
“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” – James 1:26
So you can choose whether to be a peacemaker, and if you’re a Christian be a child of God, or, you can be the child of the antithesis of God as people like the above.
The word is both Cantonese and Hokkien meaning nervous, harried or uptight. It also sounds very much like the name of the rudesby North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol.
First, let me share what the Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Anifah Aman, had to say about Mr Kan Cheong:
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
YB DATO’ SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY H.E. AMBASSADOR OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S
REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO MALAYSIA
RELATING TO THE DEATH OF ITS CITIZEN IN MALAYSIA
1. On 20 February 2017, the Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to Malaysia issued a Press Release. The Press Release contains a list of allegations related to the investigation surrounding the death of a DPRK citizen which occurred on 13 February 2017.
2. These allegations, culled from delusions, lies and half-truths, are the basis from which the Ambassador concluded that “there could be someone else’s hand behind the investigation”, and that the “investigation by the Malaysian police is not for the clarification of the cause of the death and search of the suspect, but it is out of the political aim”.
3. When the Ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on 20 February 2017, it was emphasised by the Deputy Secretary General for Bilateral Affairs that the police investigation has been done impartially without fear or favour. It was also conducted in compliance with Malaysian laws and regulations.
4. Any suggestion to the contrary is deeply insulting to Malaysia, as is the suggestion that Malaysia is in collusion with any foreign government.
5. This police investigation has been based on, and will also pursue, all leads available, including leads which go beyond, or not related to, the information provided by embassies and other entities.
6. In all civilised nations, it is the norm for cases such as these to be comprehensively investigated. It is the responsibility of the government to do so. The public also rightly demands it. It is for this reason that information has been made public as and when needed.
7. It is also customary for embassies to cooperate fully with the host government in order to ensure that the investigation is as thorough as possible, and not to impugn the credibility of the investigation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
20 February 2017
Earlier, Mr Kan Cheong said to reporters, “We cannot trust the investigation by the Malaysian police.” Those are big words coming from an Ambassador of a country that has carried out extra-territorial assassinations of not just its dissident citizens but also of foreign citizens.
It is the Malaysian law as it is in most other civilised nations that sudden death victims to undergo a necropsy to ascertain the cause of death.
North Korea had strongly objected to Malaysia’s decision to conduct a postmortem on Kim Jong Nam, and then went on a public tirade when it emerged it was inconclusive and that a second postmortem would be needed.
Only a court order for a second necropsy. Neither has the family of the deceased filed for one nor has the pathologist seen the need for one.
In order for the body to be released, family members with matching DNA, if required, need to be present to receive the body. If Kan Cheong does not understand the requirements of the Malaysian legal system then he is not fit to become an Ambassador. Kan Cheong is here to replace former North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia, Jang Yong-chol, who was recalled and sentenced to death for being the son of Jang Song-thaek, an uncle to Great Ignominious Leader, Kim Jong Un. The uncle was also executed by firing squad and his body was later fed to dogs.
If Kan Cheong has any brain or international relations training (if mentally-capable) at all, the Vienna Convention for Diplomatic Relations of 1961 states in Article 41 (1) that without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the Receiving State, which in this case is Malaysia.
All official businesses with Malaysia shall be conducted with or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia or such other ministry as may be agreed. It means that MOFA has to be consulted beforehand, and Mr Kan Cheong as well as other agents of the Dismally Pathetically Repulsive Korea (DPRK) cannot just barge into a mortuary and disrupt the process of the law in this country. This is stated in Article 41 (2) of the said Convention.
If I were the Minister for Foreign Affairs, I would immediately inform the DPRK that Mr Kan Cheong is a persona non grata without having to give any reason. This is the right given to Malaysia as the Receiving State in Article 9 (1) of the same Convention.
If the DPRK is serious about having a cordial and beneficial relationship with Malaysia, it should send another Ambassador for Malaysia to receive and take Mr Kan Cheong back.
This would be the best option for Malaysia to stop this Kan Cheong nonsense.
This is also probably why Kan Cheong is doing his best to make Malaysia a scapegoat and a diversion from the actual path the investigation is taking. If Malaysia decides to declare him a persona non grata Great Ignominious Leader Kim Jong Un would be extremely displeased with him and his family, parents, cousins, uncles, aunties and dogs that they would all be tied to the next nuclear weapon the demented Great Leader decides to test.
Hopefully Kim Jong Number Un would upload a video on YouTube as well.