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IGP: We are willing to share VX evidence with UN

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has no problems sharing evidence on the lethal VX nerve-agent used in the murder of Kim Jong-nam with the United Nations.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said police are more than willing to do so, should Wisma Putra give the go-ahead.

“We are willing to share it with the UN if Wisma Putra gives the green light.

“Our investigation into the murder is transparent and thorough, so there is no reason for us not to share information on the VX nerve-agent,” he said when contacted on Tuesday.

Britain on Monday urged Malaysia to share evidence from the VX attack on Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother with the United Nations, which could take action against North Korea.

British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft was reported as saying that information on the Feb 13 attack at the KL International Airport 2 that killed Jong-nam should be sent to the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

“If they have got evidence, they should send it to the OPCW and to the Security Council,” Rycroft told journalists.

“Once they have done that, then we can take it forward.”

Rycroft said he hoped that any country “in this case Malaysia, with potential evidence of something as serious as this, makes it available as soon as possible.”

Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho said it was up to Malaysia to decide whether it wanted to pass on the information.

“We are basically waiting for Malaysia to come up with a clear-cut decision,” he added.

Malaysia is a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which seeks to eliminate the use of the toxic agents.

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