Malaysian police investigate leak of airport CCTV footage of Kim Jong Nam

A still image from CCTV footage showing a man purported to be Kim Jong Nam (circled in red) talking to airport staff at KLIA2 on Feb 13, 2017.
A still image from CCTV footage showing a man purported to be Kim Jong Nam (circled in red) talking to airport staff at KLIA2 on Feb 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS/FUJI TV

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) Police have been instructed to investigate Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) on how the video recording from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on the death of Mr Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) was obtained and aired by foreign media.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said on Wednesday (Feb 22) that MAHB was fully responsible for all aspects of security at airports, including KLIA2, and the police were there only to help.

"The clip was not from the police as MAHB is the one that manages the airport - the one that appoints the security personnel is MAHB.

"Police are investigating MAHB, on who distributed the video recording... I do not want the police to be blamed for the dissemination of the footage. MAHB has to be responsible," he told reporters.

The KLIA2 clip, lasting 2.33 minutes, was aired by a foreign broadcasting company and has gone viral on social media since Sunday.

 

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On Feb 13, Mr Kim was in KLIA2 while waiting to board a flight to Macau when a woman suddenly covered his face with a cloth laced with what is believed to be poison.

Mr Kim, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died while being rushed to Putrajaya hospital.