Stripped computers dumped outside North Korean embassy in Malaysia

Three laptops and a desktop computer, stripped of their hard disk drives, have been thrown outside the North Korean Embassy here.
Three laptops and a desktop computer, stripped of their hard disk drives, have been thrown outside the North Korean Embassy here. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three laptops and a desktop computer, stripped of their hard disk drives, have been thrown outside the North Korean Embassy here.

The computers, which looked damaged, were seen outside the embassy premises with other thrash Sunday (March 12) morning.

Also discarded were flowers, flower stands, a speaker and other common household rubbish.

It is believed that the computers were thrown away in the wee hours of Sunday.

Malaysian police believe that two men linked to the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, are hiding inside the embassy.

These suspects are embassy second secretary Hyon Kwang Song, 44, and Air Koryo employee Kim Uk Il, 37.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Uk Il and a letter requesting Hyon's cooperation was sent through Wisma Putra and delivered to the em­bassy.

There is also a third suspect - Ri Ji Y, 30, known as James - but little is known about him.

Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13 with what police have confirmed as the VX nerve agent.

Two women - Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah - were charged with the murder on March 1, under Section 302 of the Penal Code that carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

Four other North Korean suspects, believed to have been the masterminds behind the murder, have left the country.

North Korea has criticised Malaysia's handling of the case and on Tuesday announced its decision to temporarily ban Malaysians in North Korea from leaving the country.

A few hours after Pyongyang's announcement, Prime Minster Najib Tun Razak announced that all North Koreans in Malaysia would not be allowed to leave either.