‘Jong-nam killed outside immigration area of KLIA2’

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  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

This general view taken on February 15, 2017 shows an information desk at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, where Kim Jong-Nam reportedly been attacked by two women believed to be North Korean agents.The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has been murdered in Malaysia, pleaded for his life to be spared after a failed assassination bid in 2012, lawmakers briefed by Seouls spy chief said on February 15. / AFP PHOTO / YONHAP / str / - South Korea OUT / NO ARCHIVES - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

PUTRAJAYA: The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was assassinated before he could have had his passport checked at the departure hall of KLIA2.

Kim Jong-nam was killed outside the immigration check-point area, said Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali.

“This is all that I can tell you. I’m not at liberty to talk much because the case is under police investigation.

“We have been helping the police and any information on the incident must come from them,” he said yesterday.

He also declined to say whether Jong-nam entered Malay­sia using a fake passport or why his travel document carried a different name.

“That is for the police to investigate.

“We have given all the information to the authorities so that they can pursue the matter,” Mustafar said.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had said that the dead man was travelling on a passport that identified him as Kim Chol.

Kim Chol was the name of the vice-minister who was executed on the order of Jong-un in 2012.

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