April 19, 2024

Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam dead in Malaysia, local police confirm

Malaysian police say there is "no sign that suggests Kim was murdered"

Kim Jong Nam, the oldest brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Director Mohmad Salleh confirmed on Tuesday. 

"There's no sign that suggests Kim was murdered," Salleh told local media. "At the moment the police classifies this case as sudden death. We have to wait for the post-mortem report to determine the cause of death."

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