How Jong-nam was assassinated


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 Feb 2017

- AFP file pic

ON Feb 13, Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was at the KL International Airport 2 when two women swiped his face with a liquid.

The liquid has since been identified as the deadly nerve agent VX, a banned chemical weapon of mass destruction.

Jong-nam felt dizzy and sought help at the airport’s clinic; he died on the way to hospital.

The two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, and one of the girls’ Malaysian boyfriend as well as a North Korean man have been arrested.

The police are also looking for six other North Koreans: four men who were seen with the two women at the airport – they flew out of the country immediately after the attack; a second secretary at the North Korean embassy; and, an employee of North Korea’s national airline, Air Koryo. The last two are believed to be still in Malaysia.

At the time of his death, Jong-nam was carrying a North Korean diplomatic passport bearing the name Kim Chol and was on his way back to Macau, where he has lived in exile for several years.

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