January 25, 2021

Malaysia will deport N. Korean suspect in Kim Jong Nam death

Kuala Lumpur also cancels visa-free arrangement with North Korea: DPM

A North Korean citizen previously linked to the death of Kim Jong Nam will be released and deported due to lack of evidence, Malaysia's Attorney General Mohamad Apandi Ali said on Thursday.

Ri Jong Chol was taken into custody on February 17, believed by authorities to be linked to the murder just four days earlier of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.