Malaysian police pursue suspects for death of Kim Jong-nam

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Malaysian police pursue suspects for death of Kim Jong-nam Deputy National Police Chief of Malaysia Noor Rashid Ibrahim, left, speaks as Selangor Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat listens during a press conference at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother, was apparently poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysia is looking for suspects from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the death of Kim Jong-nam.

The half-brother of DPRK leader recently died in mysterious circumstances in Malaysia.
CGTN’s Rian Maezler reported from Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian police pursue suspects for death of Kim Jong-nam

Malaysia is looking for suspects from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the death of Kim Jong-nam. The half-brother of DPRK leader recently died in mysterious circumstances in Malaysia. CGTN's Rian Maezler reports from Kuala Lumpur.

If the throng of media expected the nation’s second top ranked police officer to lift the lid on the mystery of who and what killed Kim Jong-nam they would have left disappointed.

But there were some revelations. Police unveiled the identities and photos of four DPRK men that they are treating as key suspects. Unlike the Vietnamese and Indonesian women, and one other DPRK man arrested Friday, these men didn’t wait around to be caught.

“OK. We have checked and I can confirm today that they have gone out of our country on the very same day,” said Noor Rashid Ibrahim, Deputy Inspector-General for the Malaysian Police. He declined to say where they flew to.

The Deputy Inspect general of police would not speculate on any possible motive behind the attack and was not interested in the politics behind it either. But he did confirm that police are treating this as a murder investigation.
Once they have gathered enough evidence against the suspects who fled, Malaysian police will take the next step.

The police said they are appealing to the victim’s next of kin to come forward to supply DNA samples to categorically confirm his identity. And they said they will not give in to pressure from the DPRK embassy to release the body prematurely.

The deputy police chief said results of toxicology and pathology tests would be ready soon, at least perhaps answering the question of what exactly killed Kim Jong Nam, if not who ordered it or why.