PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): Members of the media from local and international organisations have rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) following a tip-off that the son of Mr Kim Jong Nam is arriving in Malaysia Monday (Feb 20) evening.
The international press, including Korean, Japanese, and Chinese news outlets, received a message saying that Mr Kim Han Sol, 21, is due to land at KLIA2 on an AirAsia flight.
"Dear press members, (this is) to inform that the son of Kim Jong Nam will be arriving at KLIA2 today on an AirAsia flight. Expected to arrive at 7.50pm," said the message that was making the rounds this evening.
It has since been confirmed that Han Sol was flying from Macau on flight AK8321. The flight landed at 7.33pm.
A crew member was cited by Sin Chew Daily as saying all passengers have disembarked, and she did not know whether Mr Kim Han Sol was on board.
Mr Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was murdered at KLIA2 on Feb 13 when two women sprayed his face with a chemical as he was about to check into a flight to Macau.
His family had been unreachable since the incident.
Malaysia's deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim had appealed for Mr Kim Jong Nam's next-of-kin to help with the murder probe on Sunday, at the police's first press conference on the assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Tan Sri Noor Rashid added police would look at "the next option" if no one had come forward two weeks from the date of death.
North Korean diplomats in Malaysia had tried but failed to stop the autopsy on Mr Kim's body. They have also asked the Malaysian authorities to release the body of Mr Kim, but Malaysian police said the body was not going anywhere until the North Korean side provides a DNA sample from a family member.