The Ambassador of North Korea in Malaysia, Kang Chol said Pyongyang does not believe that the airport in Kuala Lumpur was assassinated half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, according to Reuters.
“It’s been seven days since the incident, but has still not provided clear conclusions about the causes of death. At the moment we can’t trust the Malaysian police. The Embassy has identified the person killed is a citizen of North Korea, Kim Chol, as indicated in his passport,” — said the Ambassador.
According to him, the DPRK does not trust the results of a murder investigation, which leads the Malaysian police, and insists on a joint investigation, according to the News Straits Times.
Earlier, the Malaysian authorities refused to transfer the body of Kim Jong-Nam, the DPRK as long as the family of the victim will provide police with a DNA sample. In turn, North Korea urged Malaysia without delay to give the body the brother of the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN and give them a report on the results of the autopsy.
In turn, the Ambassador of North Korea, Kang Chol said Pyongyang “categorically rejected” the results of the autopsy, Kim Jong-Nam and urged him to immediately transfer the body to Pyongyang. After this statement, he was summoned to the foreign Ministry of Malaysia to demand an explanation for the fact that he “hinted that the Malaysian authorities “hiding something” in the investigation of the death of Kim Jong-Nam. “The Malaysian government takes very seriously any attempts to unjustifiably tarnish his reputation,” — said the press service of the foreign Ministry of Malaysia and the Malaysian Ambassador in Pyongyang was recalled to Kuala Lumpur for consultation.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Razak rejected the request of North Korea for a joint investigation, according to the News Straits Times.
“Our doctors and our police are very professional. I am absolutely sure that they will introduce an objective investigation”, — he said in his first official statement about the incident, and added that Malaysia has no reason to put North Korea in a “bad light”.
Reports about the murder of his brother, Kim Jong-UN in the airport in Kuala Lumpur appeared 14 Feb. It was reported that Kim Jong-Nam was headed out to Macau under the name of Kim Chol. It is assumed that Kim Jong-Nam was poisoned by an unknown substance, but the autopsy results and cause of death of Malaysian police still have not released.