Paying for weapons in NKorea: Is a M’sian bank involved?

(Malaysian Mirror) KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has called on the United States to produce evidence on media allegations that a Malaysian bank is involved in weapons payments to North Korea.

Reports from South Korea have said that North Korea sought payment through an unnamed Malaysian bank for a suspected shipment of weapons bound for Myanmar, which was being tracked by the US Navy.

anifah aman.jpgAs a US envoy on sanctions against North Korea flew into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said the government "does not condone" money laundering and was willing to cooperate to prevent illegal payments.

Anifah: Give us the info

"If America has any information that is available to them, then I think they should give it to us so we can act upon it," he told a news conference when asked about the allegations on North Korean payments.

"We are not going to act on every accusation that is being levelled at us because that is virtually impossible. If they have evidence we will be most willing to work together to solve the problem."

Anifah's comments came as Philip Goldberg, the US State Department's envoy on coordinating implementation of sanctions against North Korea over its May nuclear test, held talks with Malaysian banking and government officials.

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