1. “Was it the smartest decision? Who knows? But to me it was the most patriotic decision that any sovereign country would have done if it was in Malaysia’s shoes,” remarked South Korean Yun Min-Woo
Yun was met by The Mole at an area known as Little Korea in Ampang today.
“I was shocked when I read some of the nasty comments written by my Malaysian friends towards the government,” he said.
The 36-year-old who works as a communication officer in Bangsar said that no self-respecting government should bow to the demands of North Korea as the country was never known for being fair and just.
“Kim Jong Un (North Korean leader) does not listen to other views aside from his. You give in to even one of his demands and he will keep asking for more,” said Yun, adding that he cheered for the Malaysian government when it expelled Kang Chol.
2. Despite some Malaysians arguing in social media that the government should have given in to North Korea’s demand to not do an autopsy and hand over Jong Nam’s remains, a South Korean housewife from Ampang begged to differ.
Ji Seul Ki, who used to be a history teacher in Seoul, contended that to simply hand over Jong Nam’s remains to North Korea would send a world-wide message that Malaysia is a weak country.
“Indeed Malaysia is a small country but does it want others to know that it can be bullied by bigger countries?” Ji rhetorically asked.
“Also, if it did what it was asked to do then the Malaysian government is indirectly telling the whole world that it is okay to assassinate a high-profile figure on Malaysian soil if you have a bigger army than us (Malaysia),” she added.
3. On whether or not North Korea will execute the stranded Malaysians if things go south, a petroleum engineering student Shin Min Seong thinks that when it comes to Jong Un, murder is always a possibility.
“The Malaysian government was very brave to say no to North Korea’s demands but if it really wants to save those stranded in North Korea, then they have to thoroughly plan their next move.
“Trust me. Jong Un has publicly executed other North Koreans and I assure you that he will have no qualms about killing foreigners,” said Shin.
Thanks South Koreans.
They should know better about these sorts of North Korean nonsense, as their country is under constant threat of war with their rouge brothers and sisters.
North and South Koreas are still technically at war.
Honestly, I'm also shocked that there are still some Malaysians out there who refuse to support what the government is doing in the dispute with North Korea.
Common la, for these sorts of external threats, we really need to be united.
Forget about politics for a while.
Those who want to hate Najib, Umno, BN and such can do it later.
Go ahead and continue the campaign against them all you want, but for this North Korea thing we must support our government.
It's still our government, elected by us, even if some of us didn't vote for it.
If it's doing the right thing like in this case, we should support it.
Later, during election, if we still hate it, then we can just vote the whole gang out. No one stopping us, okay.
Actually, when I read those negative comments by Malaysians on this North Korea issue, it reminds me of what happened during the MH370 tragedy and this post which I did at the height of that crisis on March 20 2014,