CAN JONG-NAM’S POST-MORTEM STAND UP TO INTERNATIONAL SCRUTINY? MUCH-AWAITED AUTOPSY REPORT FINALLY HANDED OVER TO POLICE

KUALA LUMPUR – The autopsy report on the murder of Kim Jong-Nam has been handed over to the police.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the report was handed over recently.

“We have handed over the full autopsy report on Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un to the police.

“The handing over of the autopsy report is between us (Health Ministy) and the police,” he told reporters after attending the Youth Outreach Expo at KL Sentral here today.

Subramaniam further stressed the need for Jong-nam’s next-of-kin to show up to determine the identity of the deceased.

“We have to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) to ascertain the identity of the deceased unless the police tell us to do otherwise,” he said.

Subramanian was referring to alternative tools to ascertain the identity of Jong-nam, such as dental profiling as well as comparing him to his pictures where the health authority could identify him by the identification marks such as moles.

He also spoke on the health status of both foreign women who were arrested for applying a toxic liquid (VX nerve agent) on Jong-nam’s face.

“So far there are no signs that they (Vietnamese, Doan Thi Huong, 30, and Indonesian, Siti Aishah, 25) are affected,” he added.

Jong-nam was killed on Feb 13 by two women who applied a toxic liquid on his face at the klia2 departure hall as he was about to leave for Macau.

– Sundaily

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