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S. Korean journalists arrested in trespass case in Singapore

AP  |  Singapore 

police said today they arrested two South Korean journalists while investigating a report of in the residence of the North Korean

The statement posted on the police page said the two men represented but were not accredited as in The broadcaster is more widely known as KBS.

Reacting to the arrest, South Korean pleaded with South Korean journalists in to act with caution.

He said the island state exercises "very strict government power" and that security has been further heightened ahead of the meeting between and North Korean leader Un on Tuesday.

"If a problem occurs, our government will put in our best diplomatic effort to resolve it, but there could be cases where that wouldn't be enough," Kim, the spokesman, said in a briefing.

The KBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment. were still investigating two other South Koreans a of the broadcaster and an interpreter-guide.

A criminal trespass conviction in Singapore carries up to three months' imprisonment, a fine of up to USD 1,500, or both.

Police also said journalists who commit crimes in Singapore will not be accredited and thus will be unable to cover the Tuesday summit.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 15:05 IST