Malaysia (click here) has expelled North Korea's ambassador after he criticised its investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother.
Kang Chol must leave within 48 hours, Malaysia's foreign ministry says.
It demanded an apology after the envoy said North Korea could not trust Malaysia's handling of the probe, but says it did not receive one.
Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of Kim Jong-un, died three weeks ago at a Kuala Lumpur airport.
Malaysia has not directly blamed North Korea for the attack, in which two women smeared the nerve agent VX on Mr Kim's face. But there is widespread suspicion Pyongyang was responsible...
North Korea has been a failed state for some time now. It recovered from the 1990 famine years, but, it still leaned on China for a source of income in the way of coal sales. China has decided to end coal sales from North Korea which returns the country to a dangerous state of disrepair.
Strategically, North Korea is a problem for China. With a return to food scarcities there is a strong possibilities North Koreas will seek refugee status in China. China may worry about the increased population, but, also the fact South Korea and the USA can push past the DMZ to make the Korean Peninsula a single country. It would be "Korea," with no north or south.
The ending of trade with North Korea by China and ordering the North Korea ambassador out of Malaysia could prove to increase tensions inside an already rouge ruler. But, the idea North Korea transported VX Liquid to ill Nam, is more than any one country should shoulder.
There have been releases of chemical weapons in places like Japan where a subway was exposed to Sarin gas. To realize how dangerous Kim Jong Un has become to countries with good relations with him is too serious to ignore. North Korea is now very dangerous and not simply a rouge country. North Korea is a very big worry for the global community.