Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Killed: Four More North Korean's Wanted by Police

Kim Jong-Nam was once thought to be the natural successor to his father, the then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.

Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as a diplomatic spat over his body escalated.

Four suspects, two women and two men, have been detained by Malaysian Police.

"The Malaysian government is prudently investigating the case and we think it's significant that it officially announced North Korean suspects were involved", Hong told reporters.

Malaysia's Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned Ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kang Chol to seek an explanation over a statement he had made on the police investigation of a deceased DPRK man.

Kim was taken to the airport clinic after suddenly falling ill shortly afterwards, telling medical workers he had been attacked with chemical spray, and died en route to hospital.

"We will categorically reject the result of the post-mortem conducted unilaterally excluding our attendance".

"Normally it will take about two weeks to find out what was the cause of death.Until we find something conclusive we will not be able to release the report", S. Subramaniam said.

The death of Kim Jong Nam, the exiled half-brother of North Korea's powerful and mercurial ruler Kim Jong Un, has unleashed much speculation and unconfirmed reports from the duelling nations.

Earlier North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol had alleged that Malaysia's investigation was politically motivated.

In 2001, Kim Jong-nam fell severely out of favour after attempting to visit Japan on a fake passport, revealing he wanted to head to Disneyland.

The autopsy, which may reveal Kim's official cause of death, was finished on February 17 but has yet to be released to the public by Malaysian officials.

Another Chinese-language newspaper, Sin Chew Daily, reported in its online edition that the police had identified four men who helped the female hit squad to carry out the task.

"North Korea can say anything, but, as far as we are concerned, we follow the legal requirements of our country", Noor Rashid said. The Indonesian has told investigators that she was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank.

Kim Jong-nam was the eldest, followed by Kim Jong-chul, who is a few years older than Kim Jong-un.

  • Leroy Wright