N. Korea detains Korean American

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    Karpal Singh is best known for his fiery speeches in the Dewan Rakyat, earning him the moniker the Tiger of Jelutong. Even during his last appearance at a Parliamentary debate, the 74-year-old wheelchair bound MP didn't disappoint. "The Honourable Speaker should not play around with the (Federal) Constitution. Follow the Constitution. …

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    False MH370 leads prompt hope, theories from families and experts, says WSJ

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  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy
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  • Anwar: Karpal defended me pro bono
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  • Karpal Singh, a man for true believers of justice
    Karpal Singh, a man for true believers of justice

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Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) - A Korean American named Bae Joon-ho has been detained in North Korea, the North's Korean Central News Agency said Friday.

"American citizen Bae Joon-ho who entered Rason for tourism purposes on November 3 has been detained by the authorities for crimes against the republic," the news agency reported on Friday. Rason is a city in the northwest of North Korea.

According to the KCNA, Bae has admitted to conducting activities against the North Korean regime, and that officials from the Swedish embassy to North Korea met with him on Friday.

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  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

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  • My dad was in KL to see me, says Gobind The Malaysian Insider
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  • Karpal makes last journey home to Penang The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal makes last journey home to Penang

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