IN BLOW TO N.KOREA, JONG-NAM’S FAMILY GIVES THE OK FOR NAJIB REGIME TO TRADE HIS BODY FOR RELEASE OF M’SIAN HOSTAGES: ‘THEY GAVE THEIR CONSENT’ – M’SIAN COP

Kim Jong-nam’s family has left it to the Malaysian government to handle his remains, said deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid Ibrahim.

“I understand that they have left it to our government. So we will handle it. I cannot tell you what has been decided at this juncture.

“Yes, they (the family) gave their consent,” he told a press conference in Shah Alam this morning.

Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Jong-nam’s remains were identified based on DNA sample provided by his child.

Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died on Feb 13 after being smeared with VX nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 2).

The case sparked off a diplomatic row between Putrajaya and Pyongyang.

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