"Important person" will be detained over Kim Jong Nam assassination - IGP

"Important person" will be detained over Kim Jong Nam assassination - IGP

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MELAKA: An "necessary individual" will probably be amongst a number of individuals detained by the police to facilitate investigations into final month's assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean chief Kim Jong Un.

In confirming this, Inspector-Common of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar stated nevertheless, the identities of the people wouldn't be disclosed as but, to smoothen the police investigations into the killing.

"I don't deny there are a number of people, together with North Koreans, concerned within the assassination and we'll use the authorized channels to apprehend them.

"Nevertheless, I can't reveal who they're...however we consider there's an 'essential individual' amongst them," he advised reporters right here at this time, after officiating the 'Kembara Sang Saka Biru' programme together with the 210th Police Day celebrations on March 25.

Additionally current on the occasion have been federal police administration division director Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah and Melaka police chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan.

The occasion additionally noticed the pre-launch of the Police Heritage Belief Fund (TAWP) marketing campaign.

In the meantime, Khalid stated the police have been nonetheless ready for cooperation from the North Korean Authorities handy over the 4 suspects, specifically Rhi Ji-hyon, 33, Hong Music-hac, 34, O Jong-gil, 55, and Ri Jae-nam, 57, who have been believed to be in Pyongyang.

"If the North Koreans refuse to assist, we'll take a look at different legal guidelines which can be utilized to arrest the 4 suspects.

"This can be a legal case. Allow us to not combine it with politics. We're investigating an assassination which occured on this nation.

"So, it's our duty to research in a clear method and in accordance with present legal guidelines," he added.

Jong Nam was allegedly murdered by two overseas ladies who daubed his face with VX nerve agent whereas he was ready for his flight to Macau on the Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport 2 (klia2) on Feb 13.

Jong-nam, who carried a passport bearing the identify, 'Kim Chol', died on the best way to the Putrajaya Hospital.

On March 1, two overseas ladies - Siti Aisyah, 25, an Indonesian, and Doan Thi Huong, 29, a Vietnamese citizen - have been charged within the Sepang Justice of the Peace's Courtroom with Jong-nam's homicide.

Just lately, Jong-nam's physique was handed over to the Malaysian well being and overseas ministries for additional motion.

In the meantime, when commenting on the TAWP marketing campaign, Khalid hoped it will increase funds for the welfare of former policemen and their relations.

He stated it might be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur on March 25.

"We won't permit the Malaysian Ex-Policemen Affiliation to gather any type of donations from the general public as a result of now, the general public can contribute to this particular fund which is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi," he added.

-- BERNAMA

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