KOTA MARUDU – Malaysia is banking on Interpol to help in the arrest four North Korean suspects in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Sunday Malaysia has sought the assistance of the international police organisation to arrest the four who fled to North Korea after Jong-nam’s assassination at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13.
The Deputy Prime Minister said Malaysia had brought up the matter with Interpol president Meng Hongwei, who is also China’s Deputy Public Security Minister.
“We leave it to his good office to pursue it further with Jorgen Stock, the Interpol secretary-general,” Dr Ahmad Zahid told reporters when asked about Interpol’s red list notice issued for the four North Koreans.
The four North Koreans fled the country the day Jong-nam was murdered.
Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong have been charged with the murder.
Both women were accused of using the deadly VX nerve agent, allegedly provided by the North Korean suspects.