IGP identifies North Korean who died in KLIA2 as Kim Chol (VIDEO)

People watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at a railway station in Seoul February 14, 2017. — Reuters pic
People watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at a railway station in Seoul February 14, 2017. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The Royal Malaysia Police have identified a North Korean man who sought medical assistance at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 customer service counter yesterday as Kim Chol.

In a statement, here tonight, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the 46-year-old man who died en route to a hospital yesterday was identified based on his travel document.

He said Kim Chol’s passport number was 836410070 and he was born in Pyongyang on June 10, 1970.

“The investigation is in progress and a post-mortem examination request has been made to ascertain the cause of death,” he added. — Bernama

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