KUALA LUMPUR: Kim Jong Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a “very painful death” as his major organs shut down, Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday (Feb 26).
Health minister S Subramaniam told reporters at a news conference on Sunday that autopsy findings were consistent with police reports showing the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader was killed with lethal nerve agent VX.
In leaked CCTV footage of the assassination, two women can be seen shoving something into Kim’s face. In later clips, Kim is seen asking airport officials for medical help, and rubbing his eyes and stumbling as he entered an airport clinic.
“He died in the ambulance. He fainted in the clinic,” Subramaniam told reporters on Sunday.
“From the time of the onset (of the attack), he died within 15 to 20 minutes.”
Autopsy results suggested the 45-year-old died from…
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