Police confident of acquiring DNA sample from Jong-nam's family: IGP

BALVIN KAUR

GEORGE TOWN: Police are confident of eventually getting a DNA sample from Kim Jong-nam’s next-of-kin, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said.

However, he added that the process may take time.

"We are confident that we will get the DNA, but we will need more time.

"As for medical and dental records (for identification), those are more (relevant for disaster victims). For (criminal) investigations, we would require DNA from the victim’s next-of-kin," he said.

On the Vietnamese suspect's lawyer's request for a second post-mortem, Khalid said that the lawyer will be required to make an application to the Attorney-General.

"Police have concluded the post-mortem. Those who want to conduct another post-mortem (must apply) to the Attorney-General," he added.