Japan provided fingerprint data on Jong-nam to Malaysia


People watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam. - Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: Japan reportedly provided Malaysia with fingerprint data and other information on Kim Jong-nam needed for the investigation into the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The fingerprint data was obtained when the Japanese immigration officials detained Jong-nam in 2001 at Narita International Airport when he tried to enter the country on a false passport, Kyodo news agency quoted sources as saying on Sunday. 

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