North Korean Regime Blamed As Kim Jong Nam Death Investigation Widens

On the post-mortem results, he said: "We will release it once it is ready, and hope to release it within this week".

South Korean and United States officials have said the killing was probably carried out by North Korean agents.

South Korea has been quick to blame its enemies in North Korea for Mr Kim's death. Malaysian Code of Criminal Procedure stipulates that suspects can not be visited by anyone during the investigation process, the statement said.

Malaysian authorities said Sunday they are cooperating with Interpol in the investigation.

The claim was bolstered over the weekend, with Malaysian police saying they believed five North Koreans were involved in the killing.

Indonesian police did not confirm who provided the sprayer to the suspects. Investigators say those four men flew out of Malaysia on the day of the poisoning.

"North Korea can reject or show disapproval".

Kim Jong-nam, in his mid-40s, was waiting for his flight home to Macao when, officials say, he was set upon by two women.

Indonesia's national police chief Tito Karnavian said Aisyah, a 25-year-old single mother from Indonesia, and Huong, from Vietnam, were paid to perform the supposed pranks on different men.

North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia said earlier on Monday that the police investigation into last week's murder at Kuala Lumpur's main airport was politically motivated and that Malaysia was conspiring with "hostile forces".

The four men were captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), and they were seen observing the assassination from a nearby restaurant.

During a press conference on Thursday, when asked if the man was confirmed to be Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, Zahid relied, "yes, certainly yes". His arrest follows the detention during the week of two females and another male suspect.

North Korea will "respond strongly to the moves of the hostile forces toward us with their intent to besmirch the image of our republic, by politicizing this incident", explained North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol, who added that North Korea would sue Malaysia in worldwide court.

The first female suspect, in possession of a Vietnamese passport, was detained on Wednesday morning at Kuala Lumpur International Airport's low-priced KLIA2 terminal, with the 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong apparently returning to the scene of Monday's crime.

Siti's boyfriend, 26-year-old Malaysian Muhammad Farid bin Jalaluddin, was arrested as well.

  • Leroy Wright