Cops want to question airline employee about Kim Jong Nam's death

Posted March 03, 2017

Kim Jong Nam was murdered on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he was assaulted by two women who allegedly smeared his face with VX, a chemical classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction. One of the suspects believed to still be in Malaysia is an official at the North Korean Embassy.

Two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, have already been charged with carrying out the murder.

Jong-nam, was at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2) at 8am on Feb 13 to board a flight to Macau when an hour later, two women suddenly appeared before him and wiped his face with the palms of their hands which contained a poisonous liquid.

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Zahid also said that the North Korean high-level delegation who arrived here met with Foreign Ministry officials on Monday. Seven other North Korean men wanted for questioning over the murder are still at large.

North Korea's envoy to Malaysia has said earlier that police investigations in the case can not be trusted.

According to the report, the NKIS chief had learned of the reaction through a phone conversation with a North Korean acquaintance who had made a business trip to Beijing earlier this week.

"If it is true that it was used, then the samples should be sent to the office of OPCW", Mr. Ri said.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which was established in 1997 and has 192 member nations, said previous year that one of its biggest concerns is North Korea's chemical weapons program.

While it isn't one of North Korea's key diplomatic partners, Malaysia has been one of the few places in the world where North Koreans could travel without a visa.

However, Kim Jong Un and his government pulled the rug out from under the talks by apparently organizing the assassination of his half-brother February 13 with a nerve agent in a public area of the airport in the capital of Malaysia.

Kim Yong Nam's death has unleashed a diplomatic battle between Malaysia and North Korea.

"This is a strong indication that the cause of death was a heart attack", Tong-il told reporters outside the North Korean embassy, here today. The roughly 1,000 North Koreans living in Malaysia are now able to establish businesses and use global financial systems there. "Who is the one that brought it into Malaysia", he added.

Malaysia's attorney-general told Reuters on Thursday that he would be released due to insufficient evidence.

The country had called for Malaysian authorities not to carry out an autopsy on Kim in the aftermath of the killing.