Malaysian police deny Kim Jong Nam's family members arrived in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - Malaysian police on Monday (Feb 27) denied claims that family members or next-of-kin of the late Kim Jong Nam had arrived in Malaysia for body identification at the National Forensic Medicine Institute (IPFN) in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police had also not received any DNA sample from his family members in connection with the killing which has attracted the attention of international media.

"We are still waiting while media reports claim his next-of-kin has arrived in Malaysia. To say such things is not right," he told Bernama through a WhatsApp message.

After almost two weeks since the murder of Kim Jong Nam, local and international media are still waiting round-the-clock at the IPFN to obtain the latest information including seeking an opportunity to record the arrival of his next-of-kin or family members.

The foreign media, prior to this, reported that his next-of-kin had arrived in Malaysia, but to date no family members or next-of-kin was detected at IPFN.