Kim Jong Nam remains moved to crematorium in Kuala Lumpur

Cheryl Sanders
March 31, 2017

On Sunday, Malaysian police visited the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur in relation to the assassination of Kim. Four of them left Malaysia on the day of the killing and are likely back in North Korea.

The Vietnamese woman and Indonesian Siti Aisyah allegedly smeared banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent on Jong-nam's face. Before diplomatic tensions grew over the death of Kim Jong-nam, North Koreans were allowed to enter Malaysia with just a passport.

A Malaysian policeman controls traffic outside the forensics wing of Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where the body of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, lies in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Kwang Hyon-song, the embassy's second secretary, is believed to be hiding within the embassy building.


Pyongyang said in February a year ago it was suspending the probe in response to tougher sanctions imposed by Japan over North Korean nuclear and missile tests.

Mr Tillerson's East Asian tour has been dominated by anxieties over North Korea's nuclear capabilities.

The North has periodically been hit by starvation, and hundreds of thousands of people died - estimates range into the millions - in the mid-1990s, a period known in the country as the "Arduous March".


Just when it looked like Malaysia would cut off ties established over 40 years ago with Pyongyang, the government announced that it would hold talks instead with North Korea to resolve the issues. When asked about the rumors, Subramaniam merely said, "I don't know as I was told a decision will be made soon".

It was unclear if the body was cremated, buried or returned to the mortuary afterward.

The documentation would preserve testimony and evidence for the future, when the Kim Jong Un regime would be held accountable for rights violations in an global court, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Friday.


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