PUTRAJAYA – A North Korean man held to assist in the investigation into the murder of a North Korean in Malaysia last month is to be deported today, according to immigration authorities.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the police handed Ri Jong-chol to the Immigration Department at 9.30am today for deportation as decided by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Jong-chol, 47, was remanded to assist in the probe into the killing of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam on Feb 13 at the KL International Airport 2. Jong-nam is the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
“He (Jong-chol) is scheduled to be deported to his home country today,” Musfatar said in a statement.
Mustafar said Jong-chol would be accompanied back to his country by two officials of the North Korean Embassy here.