North Korea demands Malaysia return Kim Yong Nam's body immediately

16 February, 2017, 01:27 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Kim Jong Un. North Korea's state media has still not mentioned his half-brother's death

South Korean intelligence officials have accused Kim Jong-Un of ordering two female assassins to poison his half-brother, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Police were searching for clues in the closed circuit television footage from the airport, said Selangor police chief Abdul Samah Mat.

North Korean embassy officials followed Jong-nam's body when it was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning.

Sources familiar with the stand-off said that Malaysian authorities however stood their ground and refused to accede to the request. Its ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol and his colleagues arrived at the hospital in early afternoon and remained there until the evening, reporters at the hospital said.

Though Kim Jong-nam had been living in exile for more than decade by the time of his murder Monday, his role as Kim Jong-un's elder and his occasional criticism of his younger brother made him a "possible alternative if elites ever moved to oust" Dennis Rodman's biggest fan, Bloomberg says.

Reports surfaced that Kim Jong Nam fell from favor from the ruling family after he was caught trying to sneak a visit to Tokyo Disneyland using a forged document in 2001 - an assertion that one journalist who spoke to Kim countered in a 2012 book.

Mr Cheong Seong Chang, a senior researcher at the Sejong Institute in South Korea, said that report could have angered Mr Kim Jong Un, prompting him to order assassination of someone he viewed as "real threat" to his leadership.

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TV Chosun, citing unidentified "multiple government sources", said the women were believed to be North Korean agents. Neither of his sisters, who are thought to be part of the North Korean government, would stand much of a chance of rising to power in the highly patriarchal country.

"Yes, nearly certainly", North Korea expert Van Jackson told Bloomberg. Kim Jong Nam had said he had no political ambitions, although he was publicly critical of the North Korean regime and his half brother's legitimacy in the past.

He was born in 1971 in Pyongyang to former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and an actress mother. In 2010, he was quoted in Japanese media as saying he opposed dynastic succession in North Korea.

Mr Kim, who had not passed through airport security when he collapsed, was travelling to Macau, China.

Recently, South Korea had tried to negotiate Mr Kim's defection but failed, The Korea Herald reported.

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