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IGP: We’re looking for VIP over death of Jong-nam


MALACCA: A VIP is among several more people police are looking for to help in the murder probe of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

He did not deny that some of the additional individuals sought were North Koreans but refused to name the VIP.

“I can’t reveal much but there are several more people we are going after, other than the three North Koreans who we believe are holed up at their embassy in Kuala Lumpur,” Khalid said after launching a donation drive for retired policemen in conjunction with the 210th Police Day celebration at Taming Sari here yesterday.

Khalid said apart from the three individuals believed to be at the North Korean embassy, police had also issued an Interpol Red Alert for four other men aged between 33 and 57.

The four are believed to be in Pyongyang.

Khalid said police were following proper procedures under the country’s laws in investigating the murder.

“Matters related to Jong-nam’s body will be handled by the Health Ministry while our focus is on investigating the crime,” he said.

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