Dead North Korean In KLIA Was Kim Jong-Un's Half-brother - Police

Media representatives were being barred from seeking more information at the Putrajaya Hospital morgue following reports of murder of the stepbrother of North Korean top leader Kim Jong-Un at KLIA on Monday. The victim was at the airport at 8 am to catch a flight to Macau, China when the incident happened
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The police have confirmed a North Korean who died at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday was Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.

In confirming the matter with Bernama today, Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the police received a call stating the body of the North Korean was sent to the Putrajaya Hospital from KLIA.

"Initial police investigations found the man was at KLIA at 8am to take a flight to Macau in China scheduled at 9am yesterday.

"While waiting for the flight, a woman came from behind and covered his face with a cloth laced with a liquid," he added.

"Following this, the man was seen struggling for help and managed to obtain the assistance of a KLIA receptionist as his eyes suffered burns as a result of the liquid.

"Moments later, he was sent to the Putrajaya Hospital where he was confirmed dead," said Fadzil.

He said the case was classified as sudden death pending the post-mortem report on the cause of death.

"I have conveyed the matter to the North Korean Embassy," he added.

Media personnel began gathering at the compound of the hospital's Forensic Department since 8pm to obtain further information on the case.