South Korea reacts to Kim Jong-nam murder investigation

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South Korea reacts to Kim Jong-nam murder investigation

As the investigation continues into what appears to be the murder of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un’s older brother, speculation over who did it and why continues to grow in South Korea.

CGTN’s Jack Barton reports.

South Korea reacts to Kim Jong-nam murder investigation

South Korea reacts to Kim Jong-nam murder investigation

As the investigation continues into what appears to be the murder of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un's older brother, speculation over who did it and why continues to grow in South Korea. CGTN's Jack Barton reports from Seoul.
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As the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea celebrated what would have been the 75th birthday of former leader Kim Jong-il, the investigation into the murder of his oldest son, Kim Jong-nam, continued.

South Korean government adviser Cho Han-bum believes there were many windows of opportunity to assassinate Kim Jong-nam in the past, throwing doubt on the South’s intelligence agency claim the death was result of a longstanding order.

Kim Jong-nam was not seen as a candidate for leadership due to a number of controversies including trying to visit Japan’s Disneyland on a fake passport.

So far, analysts in the South tend to believe this was about cleaning up loose ends. An indication, according to some analysts, that despite the pomp and parades all might not be well in Pyongyang.

Whoever was responsible, security here is now being tightened for defectors.