Kim Jong Nam killed outside immigration area of KLIA2: Malaysia immigration chief

Kim Jong-Nam later sought help at the information desk at KLIA 2.
Kim Jong-Nam later sought help at the information desk at KLIA 2.PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated before he could have had his passport checked at the departure hall of KLIA2.

Kim Jong Nam was killed outside the immigration check-point area, said Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali.

"This is all that I can tell you. I'm not at liberty to talk much because the case is under police investigation," he said on Wednesday (Feb 15), a day after news of the Monday murder broke.

"We have been helping the police and any information on the incident must come from them," he said yesterday.

He also declined to say whether Kim entered Malaysia using a fake passport or why his travel document carried a different name.

"That is for the police to investigate. We have given all the information to the authorities so that they can pursue the matter," Mustafar said.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had said that the dead man was travelling on a passport that identified him as Kim Chol.


Kim Chol was the name of the vice-minister who was executed on the order of Kim Jong Un in 2012.

Malaysia's airport authority will hand over security camera footage and any other information to police investigating the murder, said Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.

"The matter is under police investigation so I will leave it to them and not comment further," he said on the assassination.