KUALA LUMPUR – The presence of dozens of local and foreign media representatives in front of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN), Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) here, attracted attention among members of the public and staff from the hospital passing through the area.
They were seen slowing their vehicles besides taking pictures of the media members gathered in front IPFN to get the latest development in the murder case of Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
However, media members were only allowed to be in front of IPFN and the area was closely monitored by a team of auxilliary police personnel.
The reporters gathered at IPFN as early as 5pm yesterday, following speculations that Jong-nam’s son, Kim Han-sol, 21, is to arrive in Malaysia on Monday evening and will be going to IPFN to undergo DNA tests, before making an identification of the body, believed to be of his father.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the police required DNA samples from relatives of the victim to complete its investigation and remains would only be handed over to his next-of-kin.
Police also gave Jong-nam’s next-of-kin two weeks to claim the body of the deceased which was kept in IPFN.
Jong-nam died on Feb 13 on the way to hospital.
Jong-Nam was reported to be in KLIA2 pending his flight to Macau when he was attacked by two women who covered his face with a cloth believed to contain poisonous liquid. – BERNAMA