North Korean diplomat allegedly sent off Kim Jong Nam murder suspects who fled Malaysia

Malaysian investigators closing in on North Korea.

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KUALA LUMPUR: The North Korean diplomat wanted by Malaysian police for questioning in the murder of Kim Jong Nam allegedly sent off the four suspects who escaped back to Pyongyang, a senior police source told Channel NewsAsia.

“The diplomat was caught on CCTV sending off the four North Korean suspects at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA),” the source said. 

“He was there at KLIA together with a staff from Air Koryo on Feb 13.”

The diplomat was earlier identified as Hyon Kwang Song, 44, the second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

The employee of Air Koryo – North Korea’s flag carrier – was identified as Kim Uk Il, 37.  

Malaysian authorities said that both men are still in the country.

(Source: Royal Malaysian Police handout)

The four suspects who fled Malaysia through KLIA are Ri Ji-hyon, 33; Hong Song-hac, 34; O…

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