Malaysia will return body of North Korean leader's half-brother: Deputy PM

Malaysia will return body of North Korean leader's half-brother: Deputy PM
A North Korea official leaves the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 15, 2017.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia will return the body of the half-brother of North Korea's leader at Pyongyang's request, although there are "procedures to be followed", the deputy prime minister told reporters on Thursday.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed Pyongyang had made the request when questioned by journalists following a meeting with regional business leaders, footage from the event showed.

"We will facilitate the request by any foreign government although there are procedures to be followed. Our policy is that we have to honour our bilateral relations with any foreign country," he said.

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