Trump-Kim Singapore summit

South Korean journalists arrested for trespass

Two South Korean media personnel were arrested on Thursday for trespassing in the North Korean ambassador's home.

The Singapore Police Force said yesterday that it received a call at 3.50pm on Thursday. The Straits Times understands that officers went to the ambassador's home, where two South Koreans representing the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) News were being held. They arrested the two men, aged 42 and 45, at the scene.

Police are also investigating two other South Koreans - a 31-year-old representative of the news network and a 29-year-old guide and interpreter for the group. The three KBS News staff are not accredited media personnel in Singapore.

The police have reminded all foreigners to abide by local laws. Those who break the law will be dealt with firmly, and may face termination of visas or social visit passes, as well as repatriation. Media personnel who commit offences in Singapore will not be accredited and may be barred from covering the June 12 summit, said the police.

Jose Hong

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline South Korean journalists arrested for trespass. Subscribe