Kim Jong-nam murder: Security stepped up at KL hospital mortuary

Kim Jong-nam murder: Security stepped up at KL hospital mortuary
Media personnel camp outside the forensics wing of Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have stepped up security at Hospital Kuala Lumpur's mortuary amid rumours that Kim Jong-nam's son, Kim Han-sol, would show up to identify and claim his father's body.

Police officers stand outside the Kuala Lumpur Hospital where the body of Kim Jong Nam is held for autopsy, in Putrajaya, Malaysia February 15, 2017.Photo: Reuters

As of 1.40am Tuesday, personnel from the Special Task Force On Organised Crime (Stafoc), armed with high-powered weapons and in full tactical gear, were seen guarding the mortuary.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman was also seen in the compound of the mortuary.

There was, however, no sign of Han-sol.

There was a slight commotion when a man, whom media suspected of being Han-sol stepped out of the domestic arrival gate.Photo: Youtube screengrab
Kim Han-solPhoto: Youtube screengrab

Personnel from various media outlets are still staking out in front of the mortuary as police wait for the postmortem and toxicology reports to be ready.

Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed by two women who splashed his face with a chemical at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) departure hall at about 9am last Monday. He was about to leave for Macau.

Half-brother of N Korean leader assassinated in Malaysia

Four people have so far been arrested in the probe into his death.

Photo: Asia One

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