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Police Confirm Kim Chol Is Kim Jong-nam

KUALA LUMPUR – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed that the North Korean citizen murdered at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on Feb 13 whose passport named him as Kim Chol, is actually Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of the republic’s leader Kim Jong-un. 

However, he declined to explain how the identity verification on the body was done so as to protect the safety of witnesses.

“I will not give further explanation on how it (the verification) was done. For the sake of the witnesses, I will not give any explanation.

“So, now we have done our investigation on the deceased,” he told reporters after closing a ceremony to mark the modern police station pilot project at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Police Station here today.

Khalid said police would hand over Jong-nam’s body to the Health Ministry for the next course of action as no next-of-kin has come to claim his body so far. – BERNAMA