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Malaysia seeks Interpol aid over Kim Jong-m’s killing

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 23: Malaysia has asked Interpol to put out an alert for four missing North Korean suspects wanted in connection with the death of Kim Jong-m, the police said on Thursday. Malaysian Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police had also formally requested an interview with the North Korean embassy’s Second Secretary Hyon Kwang-song, who is wanted for questioning in the case, CNN reported.

Kim Jong-m, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died last week after a suspected poisoning while on his way to catch a flight to the Chinese territory of Macau from Kuala Lumpur Airport. North Korea furiously denied any involvement in Kim’s death, according to a report in the country’s state media KC.

According to KC report, a spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee said the responsibility for Kim’s death lay with Malaysia, as he had died on their territory, and criticised the investigation.

“If you look at Malaysian police’s investigation from crime investigation perspective and legal perspective, everything is full of weak points and contradictions,” KC quoted the spokesman as saying. (IANS)