North Korea threatens to beef up military presence around DMZ

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea threatened to bolster its military presence in and around the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) yesterday, a day after blowing up its liaison office with the South, prompting sharp criticism from Seoul. In a series of denunciations of South Korea, the nuclear-armed North rejected an offer from President Moon Jae-in to send envoys for talks. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s powerful sister Kim Yo-jong called it a “tactless and sinister proposal”, the official KCNA news agency reported, and she issued an extensive diatribe condemning Moon as apparently “insane”. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin