Police detain Korean cameraman covering Jong-nam murder

Feb 21, 2017
File pic.
File pic.

A commotion broke out early morning today at the compound of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN), Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) when police detained a Korean cameraman covering the Kim Jong-nam murder case.

The cameraman was however, released half an hour later.

Dang Wangi District criminal investigation department (CID) chief DSP M. Gunalan together with special task force on organised crime (Stafoc) team who arrived at 1.40am approached the cameraman, who triggered suspicion for hanging around the IPFN.

The cameraman from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) was detained when he failed to produce any identification documents and passport.

A KBS spokesman told reporters that the cameraman was released by police after identification documents were produced by the company.

“Police released him half an hour later after we brought and showed them his documents,” the spokesman said.

Dang Wangi District police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman told Bernama that the presence of Stafoc personnel was not to escort Jong-nam’s eldest son, Kim Han-sol, who was expected to arrive at IPFN to identify his father’s body and for DNA testing.

A group of local and international journalists had gathered at IPFN since 5pm on Monday waiting for the arrival of Han-sol’s but he has not been seen so far.

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who died on Feb 13, was believed to have been killed by two women who splashed his face with a chemical at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) departure hall.

He was about to leave for Macau. – Bernama