Selangor Journal

Police yet to confirm suspect hiding in the North Korean Embassy

Police have not yet confirmed the suspect hiding in the North Korean Embassy
SHAH ALAM, FEB 23: Police could not confirm allegations that two suspects sought investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-nam was ‘hiding’ in the North Korean embassy, here,’said Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
“We are not sure whether he was hiding in the embassy or not. We call him to assist in the investigations. We will wait for answers, “he said, reported Bernama.
Earlier, foreign media reported that the two suspects were identified as Kwang Hyon Song, 44, and Kim Uk Il, 37, is believed to be ‘hiding’ in the embassy building.
Both of them together with the third suspect identified as Ri Ji U, 30, also known as James, believed to still be in this country. Ji U whereabouts is also unknown.
Kwang-song is the Second Secretary at the embassy and Uk Il is a staff for North Korea airline Air Koryo, said Khalid in a press conference earlier.
Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died after being attacked on 13 February by two women who reportedly believed to wiped her face that contains a poisonous liquid.
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 4, 2001 shows an immigration officer (L) escorting Kim Jong-Nam, son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, getting off a bus to board an ANA905 (All Nippon Airways) airplane at Narita airport near Tokyo. Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on February 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
Following the attack, Malaysian police arrested four suspects – a woman using a Vietnam passport, an Indonesian woman, a Malaysian man and North Korean man.
Malaysian man was released on police bail.
Earlier, it was reported that police were hunting seven suspected North Korean people, four of them are said to leave the country on the day Jong-nam was attacked while waiting to board a flight to Macau at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2).
Jong-nam arrived in Malaysia on February 6 and using a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol.

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