Report: Kim Jong-un’s half-brother assassinated in KLIA

 |Feb 14, 2017
Kim Jong-nam. - AP file photo.
Kim Jong-nam. – AP file photo.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother has reportedly been assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a Seoul government source as saying that Kim Jong-nam was killed yesterday, as reported by AFP.

According to South Korean broadcaster TV Chosun, it was alleged that Kim Jong-nam was poisoned via needles by two unidentified female agents at an airport in KL.

Sepang Police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Ali said that a Korean in his forties was found sick at the airport yesterday and was rushed to the hospital but died on the way.

“We do not have any other details of this Korean man. We do not know his identity,” Abdul Aziz told AFP.

Born on May 10, 1971, Kim Jong-Nam was the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

He was said to have been living in exile and was an advocate for reform.