SEPANG: There was a media frenzy at the KLIA2 arrival hall when word had it that Kim Han-sol, the eldest son of North Korea’s Kim Jong-nam, would arrive on board a flight from Macau.
The local media were joined by a big number of international journalists and TV crew who had come to Malaysia to cover the assassination of Jong-nam.
The AirAsia AK8321 flight landed at 7.32pm as scheduled, but there was no sign of the 22-year-old Han-sol’s arrival.
There was also no police presence.
Some members of the media had claimed that Han-sol had indeed arrived and was whisked away under heavy escort through another exit to avoid detection by the media.
At one point, the press were alerted to the presence of a bespectacled man wearing a face mask and black cap, who some thought resembled Han-sol.
The man managed to give the media the slip – unescorted.
The media also kept a lookout for Han-sol at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur mortuary, where Jong-nam’s body is being kept.
Bukit Aman had said that it would only release the body to a family member after Jong-nam had been identified and a DNA sample was obtained.