Malaysia confirms identity of Kim Jong-Nam's bodyComments
Malaysia has confirmed the identity of Kim Jong Nam’s body. The estranged half brother of North Korean’s leader was murdered last month at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The country’s deputy prime minister said Kim was identified through a DNA sample taken from one of his children.
“And those samples have been put through forensics and DNA procedures and I would like to again say that the body is that of Kim Jong Nam,” said Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam’s identity confirmed with child’s DNAhttps://t.co/GxpWIz8U7apic.twitter.com/jLizKSmy1G— wdsu (@wdsu) March 15, 2017
Malaysian police said two women smeared VX nerve agent on Mr Kim’s face to kill him. The chemical is so toxic it is on the UN list of weapons of mass destruction.
The incident sparked a diplomatic spat between the two countries.