Police chief confirms it's Jong-nam, tightlipped on details

Zikri Kamarulzaman

Modified 10 Mar 2017, 9:48 am

Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed that the person who was murdered at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on Feb 13 is Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

However, he was tightlipped on how the identification was done.

“We have fulfilled the requirement of the law on his identification. I am not going to tell you how we did it due to the security and safety of the witnesses,” he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.

“I am just telling you the body earlier known as Kim Chol, is Jong-nam,” he added, declining to state if a DNA sample had been provided for identification purposes.

Jong-nam's identity was not officially established as he was travelling under the name Kim Chol at the time of his death...

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