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Embassy tight-lipped on death of Jong-nam

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The North Korean embassy is keeping mum over the death of Kim Jong-nam.

Despite a media frenzy over the case, none of its officials spoke to journalists gathered outside the embassy, located in a bungalow on Jalan Batai in Bukit Damansara.

An official statement has also not been released.

Phone calls to the embassy and its officials, including ambassador Kang Chol, went unanswered.

As at 5pm yesterday, the embassy gates were only opened three times, for official vehicles to enter or leave.

The first time, a car driven by a female official left the building and was believed to be heading to Bukit Aman.

The gates opened again at around 2pm, at this time the ambassador’s official vehicle left the building.

Kang was believed to be in­­side and going to the Hospital Kua­la Lumpur mortuary to identify Jong-nam’s body.

The third time the gates opened was to let in a vehicle. It is not known who the occupants were.