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Kim Jong-nam, Half-brother of Kim Jong-un, Killed in Malaysia

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The North Korean man who was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia on 13th has been confirmed to be Kim Jong-nam, who is a half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jong-nam was reportedly attacked at the airport around 9 AM while waiting to board a plane that was going to Macau

According to the deputy director of Salangor state’s Crime Investigation Bureau, “Kim Jong-nam asked for help to a information desk staff saying that someone held him from his back and splashed some liquid to his face. Kim Jong-nam was immediately transported to a first-aid room in the airport. Kim was experiencing a severe headache and he was about to lose consciousness. As soon as he was transported to the first-aid room, he had a minor seizure.”

He continued, “Kim was pronounced dead while he was transported to the Putrajaya hospital.”

Malaysia has currently started investigating Kim’s case. It is known that Kim entered Malaysia on the 6th, and the local police is investigating where Kim visited in Malaysia and who he contacted.

According to the deputy director, the North Korean Embassy has requested to transport Kim Jong-nam’s body to North Korea. Yet, Malaysia will first conduct an autopsy on the body before starting the transportation. The autopsy will start on the 15th.

The police of Malaysia is currently tracing two women, who are supposed to have assassinated Kim Jong-nam.


Original article available at http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=5008254
Translated by Audrey Joung