Malaysian police visit North Korean embassy

An exterior view of the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
An exterior view of the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PHOTO: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - Two Malaysian police officers on Thursday (Feb 16) paid a brief visit to the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, presumably to meet ambassador Kang Chol to talk about Kim Jong Nam, who was killed at the KL International Airport 2 on Monday.

They entered the compound of the embassy at around 12.50pm and left about 15 minutes later.

They refused to comment on the visit when met by reporters. One of them, an assistant superintendant, said: "You should ask my boss. You can maybe wait for my boss to give a statement."

Their visit came about one hour before Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed at a press conference that the man using the name Kim Chol killed at KLIA2 was indeed Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Several cars bearing embassy number plates went in and out of the premises, but the place was otherwise quiet. The ambassador was nowhere to be seen and reporters were not allowed in.

Earlier on Thursday, the embassy received about 40 visitors, several of whom were wearing traditional Korean costume. When approached, none were willing to talk.

Kim was at the KLIA2 waiting for his flight to Macau when he was attacked with an unknown poison administered by two women. He died en route to the hospital in Putrajaya.

He is believed to have arrived in Malaysia from Macau on Feb 6.

Three people have been detained by police and more arrests are expected.