Malaysia: Kim Jong-nam’s identity confirmed using DNA sample from relative

Malaysia has announced that the identity of the man who was murdered in Kuala Lumpur’s airport last month has been officially confirmed as Kim Jong-nam. The statement came after the Malaysian authorities received a DNA sample from one of Kim’s children.
Kim Jong-nam Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The Malaysian authorities announced on Wednesday that the identity of the man who was murdered at Kuala Lumpur’s airport last month has officially been confirmed as Kim Jong-nam. Kim’s identity was confirmed after one of the North Korean’s children submitted a DNA sample. For weeks, Malaysia has been trying to receive a DNA sample from Kim’s family.

Kim Jong-nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, was allegedly assassinated at the airport on February 13 after two women sprayed a poisonous substance on his face. The relations between North Korea and Malaysia began to deteriorate after the murder. In the beginning of March, North Korea announced that Malaysians in the country will only be allowed to leave once the investigation is completed.

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Last week, a boy claiming to be the son of Kim recorded a video from an undisclosed location. In the video, the boy said that ever since the murder, he has been in hiding along with his mother and sister.



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