Lawyer Jagjit Singh (right), defence counsel for North Korean businessman Mun Chol-myong, speaks with North Korean embassy in Malaysia counsellor Kim Yu-song at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

US bid to extradite North Korean businessman Mun Chol-myong from Malaysia ‘solely based on politics’, lawyer says

  • Jagjit Singh describes client as ‘pawn’ in battle between Washington and Pyongyang
  • Money-laundering case centres on Mun’s work with Singaporean company supplying goods to North Korea
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Lawyer Jagjit Singh (right), defence counsel for North Korean businessman Mun Chol-myong, speaks with North Korean embassy in Malaysia counsellor Kim Yu-song at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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