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Malaysia, N.Korea row deepens over poisoning of Kim Jong-nam



Malaysia, N.Korea row deepens over poisoning of Kim Jong-nam

A row between Malaysia and North Korea is playing out over the death of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, who died after he was attacked with a chemical substance by the two suspected female agents.

The row between both countries has seen Malaysia recall its envoy to Pyongyang over the spat which erupted when North Korea’s demand to hand over the body of Kim Jong-nam were rejected.

Malaysia has also summoned the North Korean ambassador over his accusation that it was conspiring with “hostile forces” as it investigates the murder of leader, Kim Jong-un’s half-brother.

Read also: Malaysian police trail 4 other suspects in connection to death of brother of N.Korea’s leader

“The ministry emphasised that as the death occurred on Malaysian soil under mysterious circumstances, it is the responsibility of the Malaysian government to conduct an investigation to identify the cause of death,” a foreign ministry statement said after a meeting with the North Korean ambassador.

Recall earlier that North Korean envoy, Kang Chol, said it would “categorically reject” Malaysia’s autopsy report on the death of Kim Jong-nam who was killed at the airport in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur on his way to the Chinese territory of Macau, where he had been living, after he was given protection by China.

Thus far, three suspects; two female, one an Indonesian and the other carrying Vietnamese travel documents, and a North Korean man identified as Ri Jong Chol, have already been arrested.




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