Malaysia to work with chemical weapons agencies

Malaysia to work with chemical weapons agencies
Members of Malaysia's Hazmat team conduct a decontamination operation at the departures terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) in Sepang on February 25, 2017. Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was killed at the airport on February 13. Malaysian police told the public they would do everything possible to ensure there was no risk from the lethal VX nerve agent used to assassinate Kim Jong-Nam.
PHOTO: AFP

Malaysia will work with international agencies, including the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to bring all those involved in Kim Jong-nam's assassination to justice.

Members of Malaysia's Hazmat team conduct a decontamination operation at the departures terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) in Sepang on February 25, 2017.
Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was killed at the airport on February 13. Malaysian police told the public they would do everything possible to ensure there was no risk from the lethal VX nerve agent used to assassinate Kim Jong-Nam.Photo: AFP

Its Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Datuk Ahmad Nazri Yusof, said the Government was committed to resolving and finding closure to the incident.

"The Government will fully co-operate with the OPCW and other international organisations to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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"However, due to the complexity and sensitivity of the case, the investigation may take longer than what we hope for," he said in a statement.

The statement was issued at the OPCW's executive council session on Tuesday during the ongoing meeting of the OPCW executive council.

Ahmad Nazri reiterated Malay­sia's strong condemnation of the use of VX nerve agent in the murder, adding that its use in a public place endangered others.

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