Malaysian police said Tuesday the man from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) who had died Monday at a Kuala Lumpur airport was holding a passport under the name Kim Chol.
Khalid Abu Bakar, chief of the Malaysian police, said 46-year-old Kim, who was born in Pyongyang, sought medical assistance at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 Customer Service Counter before he died enroute to a hospital.
According to the police, investigation is in progress and a post-mortem examination request has been made to ascertain the cause of death.
While police only identify the man by citing his travel documents, South Korean news media have reported the man was Kim Jong Nam, the elder half-brother of DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong un. Enditem