Kim Jong-nam assassination: AGC officers visit HKL mortuary


KUALA LUMPUR: Two officers, believed to be from the Attorney General's Chambers, spent more than three hours inside the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) mortuary today, where Kim Jong-nam’s body is being kept.

It was however unclear the reason behind the visit but one of the officers, who was met later said it was "about a trial".

Two women have so far been charged with murder in connection with the assassination of Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, of Vietnam, faced the death penalty. The two women were alleged to have rubbed a deadly nerve agent on Jong-nam's face as he was about to check in for a flight at klia2 to Macau on Feb 13.

The two AGC officers arrived at the mortuary at 11am.

Local and foreign media personnel, who have been waiting since morning, approached the duo as they were about to leave the morgue at 2.40pm.

"We came to discuss about a trial," one of them said when asked by the reporters present.

On March 10, Malaysian police have formally identified the remains at the mortuary as that of Jong-nam's.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar reportedly said that police have fulfilled all the requirements in identifying the body as Jong-nam's.