Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official over Kim Jong-nam killing
Feb.22, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police are seeking a senior official at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur in connection with the Kim Jong-nam killing, police said.
Police also confirmed details of the killing, saying two women approached him and wiped a toxin on his face. There is widespread suspicion North Korea was behind the attack, which its envoy in Malaysia has angrily denied.
Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died last week at Kuala Lumpur airport.
Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said two North Korean suspects were being sought, in addition to the previously announced suspects, and were believed to still be in the country.
One is the second secretary of the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, while the other is linked to North Korea's state airline, Air Koryo.
He added that the other four North Korean suspects are believed to have fled Malaysia to Pyongyang, while one North Korean man remains in Malaysian police custody, media reports said.
Two women - one Indonesian and one Vietnamese - are also in custody.
The Oslo Times International News Network