CCTV recording at KLIA2 is MAHB responsibility, says deputy home minister

A still image from a CCTV footage appears to show security personnel escorting a man purported to be Kim Jong-nam to an area with a sign reading ‘medical clinic’, after he was accosted by a woman in a white shirt, at KLIA2 on February 13, 2017. — Reuters pic
A still image from a CCTV footage appears to show security personnel escorting a man purported to be Kim Jong-nam to an area with a sign reading ‘medical clinic’, after he was accosted by a woman in a white shirt, at KLIA2 on February 13, 2017. — Reuters pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Police have been instructed to investigate the Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) on how the video recording from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras connected to the death of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) was obtained and aired by the foreign media. 

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the MAHB was fully responsible for all aspects of security at the airports including KLIA2 and the police were there only to help. 

“That’s what we are investigating (who distributed CCTV recording), the clip was not from the police as MAHB is the one that manages the airport, the one that appoints the security personnel is MAHB. 

“Police is investigating the MAHB, on who distributed the video recording... I do not want the police to be blamed for the dissemination of the footage. MAHB has to be responsible,” he told reporters when met at the handing over of duty ceremony of the Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) president here today. 

The clip lasting 2.33 seconds at KLIA2 was aired by a foreign broadcasting company and has gone viral on social media since Sunday. 

On Feb 13, Jong-nam was in KLIA2 while waiting to board a flight to Macau when a woman suddenly covered his face with a cloth laced with what is believed to be poison. 

Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who had carried a passport with the name of Kim Chol, died while being rushed to the Putrajaya hospital. — Bernama

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