Jong Nam's body has 'no external injury'

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  • Friday, 17 Feb 2017

PETALING JAYA: No external injury was seen on the body of Kim Jong-nam.

Neither were there acid marks on the face nor injection marks on his body.

“We will have to wait for the labo­ratory results,” a source said.

Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was believed to have been poisoned just before he was to take a flight to Macau at KLIA2 on Monday. He died shortly after that.

Universiti Sains Malaysia associate professor of criminology P. Sundramoorthi said it was not easy to pinpoint the cause of death of people who had been poisoned.

He said investigation of such cases would take time because the evidence was often not conclusive.

Meanwhile, a source revealed that the intelligence community is keen to find out the poison used to kill Jong-nam. The source said the findings would throw an insight into the North Korean Reconnaissance General Bureau’s (RGB) knowledge on nerve and toxic gas.

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