Police sniffing on whether Kim Jong-nam murder suspects hiding in North Korea Embassy

Feb 23, 2017
IGP Khalid said Malaysian police were yet to ascertain on whether two suspects sought to assist investigation on the alleged murder of Kim Jong-nam were hiding at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
IGP Khalid said Malaysian police were yet to ascertain on whether two suspects sought to assist investigation on the alleged murder of Kim Jong-nam were hiding at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Police have yet to ascertain a claim that two suspects wanted in the investigation into the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-nam are ‘hiding’ at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

“We are not sure if they are hiding at the embassy or not… we are looking for them to help in the investigations. Hopefully, they will come forward,” Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said.

Foreign media have reported that the suspects, identified as Hyon Kwang-song, 44, and Kim Uk-il, 37, are thought to be ‘hiding’ inside the embassy.

The duo, along with a third suspect identified as Ri Ji-u, 30, also known as James, are still believed to be in the country.

The whereabouts of Ji-u is also unknown.

Kwang-song is second secretary at the mission and Uk-il is an employee of North Korean airline Air Koryo, Khalid said at an earlier press conference. – Bernama

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