KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 9 (MySinchew) -- Two Malaysian citizens taking part in the UN World Food Program in North Korea have been allowed to leave the country.
They are reported to have arrived safely in Beijing.
Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tweeted that he had been informed that Stella Lim and Nyanaprakash Muniandy had been allowed to leave Pyongyang.
Nine Malaysian citizens are currently still stranded in North Korea.
Najib also said he had just phoned Mohd Nor Azrin, the embassy advisor in Pyongyang, and was told that embassy staff and their family members were all safe.
"I told them the government would do all it could to bring them back to Malaysia."
He also said the Pyongyang regime had assured their safety and that they could carry on with their daily lives although they were not allowed to leave North Korea.