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Family given priority to claim Jong Nam’s body

 | February 17, 2017

So far, only the North Korean embassy has asked to claim the body, say police.


KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police will give priority to the family of Kim Jong Nam to claim his body from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s (HKL) National Institute of Forensic Medicine, said Selangor police chief Abdul Samah Mat.

He said the police had received a request from the North Korean embassy to claim the body.

“Only the North Korean embassy has asked to claim the body, but our priority is the ‘next-of-kin’ and for them to identify the body and, following that, to ascertain who is the rightful claimant.

“The post-mortem has been completed, but the post-mortem results have not been released yet,” he said when contacted by Bernama News Channel (BNC) here oday.

Last Monday, Jong Nam was at the KL International Airport 2 at 8am to board a flight to Macau an hour later when a woman suddenly covered his face with a cloth laced with what is believed to be poison.

Jong Nam, who had used a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol, sought help at a customer service counter at klia2 and was rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital but died on the way.


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