Malaysia summons N. Korea envoy as Kim killing row deepens

Surveillance video footage obtained by Fuji TV, often grainy and blurred, seems to show the moment Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur global airport.

AirAsia AK8321 flight from Macau, which was believed to have been boarded by Kim Han-sol, landed at 7.33pm but he was not seen by the horde of about 100 pressmen who had waited since 6pm.

Police said Sunday they believed five North Koreans were involved in the killing, with four having fled the country on the day of the murder.

"It has been seven days since the incident, but there is no clear evidence on the cause of death and at the moment we can not trust the investigation by the Malaysian police", he told reporters in the Malaysian capital.

Meanwhile, Malaysia has recalled its ambassador from Pyongyang for consultations, and summoned the North Korean ambassador in the country to explain the allegations.

Surveillance video, obtained by Japan's Fuji TV and often grainy and blurred, seems to show the two women approaching Kim Jong Nam from different directions that morning.

Video released Monday appears to show the moment that Kim Jong Nam was attacked and killed in a Malaysian airport.

Officers have already arrested one North Korean living in Kuala Lumpur, an Indonesian woman and her Malaysian boyfriend, as well as a Vietnamese woman. He then walks alongside as they lead him to the airport clinic.

Late Friday, Malaysian police arrested a North Korean man in connection with the death.

Jong-Nam suffered a seizure and was rushed to hospital but was dead before he arrived, police said.

Indonesian officials said three of those men transited through Jakarta after the apparent assassination, leaving on a nighttime flight to Dubai.

The attack "showed the reckless and brutal nature of the North Korean government", South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Monday during a National Security Council meeting.

  • Leroy Wright