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South Korean reporter detained by NK officials in Singapore: report

By Choi He-suk
  • Published : Jun 7, 2018 - 18:54
  • Updated : Jun 7, 2018 - 18:54

A South Korean journalist of the state-run broadcaster KBS has allegedly been detained by North Korean officials in Singapore, a local online media reported Thursday.

According to a local online business newspaper, a KBS reporter was detained by North Korean officials at a North Korean government facility in Singapore. 

North Korean embassy in Singapore. Yonhap

According to the report, the reporter was knocking on the door of the North Korean facility at about 3:52 p.m. The reporter is said to have sent a message saying that he was okay at about 3:58 p.m., and that North Korean officials called the Singapore police.

The KBS reporter is said to have checked messages until about 4:13 p.m. and has not been in contact since.

By Choi He-suk (cheesuk@heraldcorp.com)