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IGP: No next of kin arriving to identify Kim Jong-nam

SEPANG: Police have denied reports that the next of kin of Kim Jong-nam (pic) would be arriving on Saturday to assist in identifying the body.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said his deputy, Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim, was misquoted in saying that a family member “is expected to arrive in Malaysia” to identify and claim the body.

“He was misquoted. There is no plan that we know of that a relative is coming but we are still waiting for a next of kin to come forward,” Khalid told reporters at KL International Airport on Friday.

Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed after two women swabbed his face with a chemical at KL International Airport 2 on Feb 13 as he was waiting to board a flight to Macau.

Four people have been arrested to assist in the investigations.

Police have identified the chemical used in the murder as VX nerve agent.-nst

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