A senior North Korean diplomat has been named as the prime suspect of Kim Jong-nam’s murder according to the Malaysian police who also now wants to question the embassy official.
There are a total of three North Koreans who are suspected of killing Kim Jong-un’s half brother, Hyon Kwang Song is the diplomat while one of the others works in an airline. The Malaysian police has confirmed that Kim Jong-nam was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport when two women wiped him with poisonous substance.
However, the allegations have been strongly denied by the North Korean embassy in Malaysia, it has released a statement that says that the accused women are innocent and should be released immediately.
It further says that since the women were holding the substance in their hands it proves that the substance could not have been poisonous.
Khalid Abu Bakar, the Police Chief of Malaysia held a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, he said in addition to the suspects announced previously we are now looking for three more suspects. The 44 years old Hyon Kwang Song in one of them, he works as the second secretary of the North Korean embassy.
The two others are Ri Ju U and Kim Uk II who is 37 years old and is working for the Air Koryo airline.
The Malaysian police has written a letter to the North Korean ambassador requesting permission to question Hyon Kwang Song and the two other suspects. All three suspects are still believed to be in Malaysia.
The security of the morgue where Kim Jong Song’s body is placed has been increased as there was an incident, someone tried to break into the hospital. The chief of police said: “We knew there were attempts by someone to break into the hospital mortuary. We had to take precautions.”