September 28, 2020

Malaysia formally identifies Kim Jong Nam as murder victim

Authorities remain tight lipped on method of identification used

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that the North Korean citizen killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on February 13 was Kim Jong Nam, the Inspector-General of Police told a press conference on Friday.

Malaysia had previously been referring to the victim as Kim Chol - the name used on Kim Jong Nam’s North Korean passport - and had refused to make an alternate declaration on his identity until DNA evidence was provided.