North Korean officials did not want autopsy on body, say sources


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  • Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

A North Korean embassy official stands inside the Forensic department where the body of a North Korean man suspected to be Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is bieng kept at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. - AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: North Korean government officials in Malaysia objected to an autopsy being performed on the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Malaysian government sources aware of the discussions said on Wednesday.

The officials requested that the body be released to them right away, but Malaysia rejected the request, several sources said.

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