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Police await Putrajaya’s okay before sharing nerve gas info with UN

 | February 28, 2017

IGP Khalid Abu Bakar says it will wait for green light from Putrajaya to do so.

IGP-khalidKUALA LUMPUR: Police are prepared to share with the United Nations their discovery of a chemical substance that the world body has classified as a weapon of mass destruction, following an autopsy on the body of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean dictator.

“We are prepared to share information with the UN if Wisma Putra allows us to do so,” Bernama quoted Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar today.

AFP had earlier quoted the British high commissioner who urged Malaysia to share evidence from the lethal VX nerve gas attack on Jong Nam so that the United Nations could take action against North Korea.

Matthew Rycroft said information on the Feb 13 attack at klia2 in Sepang, believed to be by two female assailants, should be sent to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague.

“If they have got evidence, they should send it to the OPCW and to the Security Council,” AFP quoted Rycroft as saying.

VX nerve gas, the substance found on Jong Nam’s body, is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty of which Malaysia is a part.

Jong Nam’s death has sparked a diplomatic crisis between Malaysia and North Korea, after Pyongyang insisted Malaysian authorities skip an autopsy on Jong Nam.

 


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