CCTV shows 'new suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder'

Posted March 19, 2017

Interpol issued a "red notice" Thursday for four North Koreans wanted in connection with the freakish assassination of Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia, but it probably won't do much good.

The new rocket marked the "new birth of the Juche-based rocket industry" state-run news agency KCNA reported, adding that it would help consolidate the country's technological foundation in "world-level" satellite delivery capability. Outside observers say that the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's space programme is a fig leaf for weapons tests.

Malaysian police said four of the North Korean nationals who were at KLIA2 flew out of Malaysia soon after the murder.

One of the sources said: "There could be a few more people assisting [in the murder], which will raise the number of the total of North Koreans involved to around 10".

Police have also arrested the boyfriend of the Indonesian woman identified as Siti Aisyah, born in 1992 in Serang, Indonesia.

Mr Kim became dizzy and unwell after one woman stood in front of him in the busy departure hall to distract him, as the second accomplice approached him from behind, pulled a cloth from a blue handbag, reached around his head and pressed it onto his face.

The nine Malaysians now in North Korea were barred from leaving the country after Pyongyang issued a travel ban on Malaysian citizens there last week.

Malaysian police have briefly visited the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

The Interpol notice posted online shows four North Korean men aged between 32 to 56 years old.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's deputy police chief indicated Thursday that Kim's family had given its approval to Malaysian authorities to decide what to do with his embalmed remains, but the official did not make it clear whether the family wanted to take possession of the body.

The estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un was poisoned with the lethal nerve agent VX in a brazen Cold War-style killing on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Seoul has blamed Pyongyang for his death, but the North has rejected those claims and has never confirmed the identity of the victim, who was carrying a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol when he was attacked.