He says International Golden Services only tried to market military telecommunication devices but could not sell them.
KULAI: Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said today International Golden Services Sdn Bhd had never dealt in firearms in Malaysia as claimed by some quarters.
Instead, he said, the company, which was a joint venture between North Korea and Malaysia, only sold military communication devices known as Glocom.
According to Khalid, although the company had been involved in Defence Services Asia exhibitions and conferences in Malaysia three times (in 2012, 2014 and 2016), it had never received any orders for its products.
“The company had never transacted firearms in the country, so the claim is not true.
“It’s only an accusation that they sold and bought firearms, (but) no, they had not sold even one weapon.
“Although they tried to market the military telecommunications equipment, they didn’t even manage to sell those, so this is my explanation on the North Korean company,” he said.
The company, registered in mid-2012, was closed down on March 15 after an application was made to the domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism minister. This followed the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
According to Khalid, Malaysian shareholders made a winding-down application for the company in 2015. However, it was not signed by the North Korean shareholders at the time.