KUALA LUMPUR: Police have been instructed to investigate how the video recording from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras connected to the death of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was aired by the foreign media.
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) was fully responsible for all aspects of security at the airports, including klia2, and the police were there only to help.
“That’s what we are investigating (who distributed the CCTV recording).
“The clip was not from the police as MAHB is the one that manages the airport. The one that appoints the security personnel is MAHB.
“Police are investigating MAHB over who distributed the video recording …
“I do not want the police to be blamed for the dissemination of the footage. MAHB has to be responsible,” he told reporters at the handing-over ceremony of the Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) president here today.
The clips at klia2 were aired by a foreign broadcasting company and have gone viral on social media.
On Feb 13, Jong Nam was at klia2 to board a flight to Macau when a woman suddenly covered his face with a cloth, believed laced with poison. He died on the way to Putrajaya hospital.
Jong Nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was travelling on a passport under the name Kim Chol.