Jewelry Evidence Helps Police ID North Korean's Body

Malaysian authorities have used family DNA to confirm the identity of a recently deceased North Korean national as Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un, Malaysia's deputy prime minister said on Thursday. Two women smeared what Malaysian authorities say was VX nerve agent on his face.

Zahid also said 50 North Korean workers in Sarawak would be deported because their work visas have expired, explaining that they are among more than 170 North Koreans working in mines in the Borneo state, in a government-to-government arrangement.

The top diplomats of South Korea and Singapore shared concerns over the use of a toxic chemical in the recent assassination of a half brother of North Korea's leader and denounced the North's ballistic missile launches this year, the foreign ministry here said Wednesday. The Malaysian government is demanding North Korea hand over the four suspects.

The killing triggered a bitter diplomatic spat between Malaysia and North Korea, with each country expelling each other's ambassadors and refusing to allow each other's citizens to leave. "I would like to officially state that the body is definitely Kim Jong-nam", he said without elaborating on how the DNA samples were obtained.

He added that if the neutral venue had been chosen for the first match for the sporting reason, the second match between North Korea and Malaysia would also be played at the neutral venue.




Jong Nam is believed to have two sons and a daughter with two women living in exile in Beijing and Macau, but it was unclear where they now are.

Sara Hossain, a member of the Council's group of independent experts on accountability, said the United Nations should consider ways of prosecuting those responsible for human rights abuses in North Korea, possibly by creating an global tribunal.

He was carrying a passport under the name of Kim Chol when he was killed.

Police said they were in discussions with Kim's family to arrange for his body to be handed over.

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