Kim toxicology report could take 2 weeks - report

2017-02-18 17:28
Kim Jong-Nam. (File, AP)

Kim Jong-Nam. (File, AP)

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Kuala Lumpur - A toxicology report on the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un could take up to two weeks, Malaysia's top health official said on Saturday.

"Normally it will take about two weeks to find out what was the cause of death.... Until we find something conclusive we will not be able to release the report," said health Minister S. Subramaniam.

Kim Jong-Nam died on Monday after an unidentified liquid was sprayed in his face at Kuala Lumpur international airport, in an attack which Seoul says was carried out by female agents on Pyongyang's orders.

Four people have so far been arrested over the killing, including a North Korean man.

Police identified the man as 46-year-old Ri Jong Chol, who was carrying Malaysian documentation issued to foreign workers.

Diplomatic ties between the two countries have rapidly cooled after North Korean ambassador Kang Chol accused Malaysia of colluding with "hostile forces" to withhold the body of Kim's estranged older brother.

Read more on:    kim jong-un  |  malaysia  |  north korea

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