Kim Jong Nam toxicology report could take two weeks: Malaysia

A hospital worker outside a mortuary of the Forensic Department of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital on Feb 17, 2017.
A hospital worker outside a mortuary of the Forensic Department of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital on Feb 17, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A toxicology report on the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could take up to two weeks, Malaysia's top health official said on Saturday (Feb 18).

"Normally it will take about two weeks to find out what was the cause of death.... Until we find something conclusive we will not be able to release the report," Health Minister S. Subramaniam told AFP.

Kim Jong Nam died Monday after an unidentified liquid was sprayed in his face at Kuala Lumpur international airport, in an attack which Seoul says was carried out by female agents on Pyongyang's orders.

 

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