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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jong-nam murder suspect filmed playing snooker in N. Korean embassy

KUALA LUMPUR: A man wanted by the police to facilitate investigations into last month's murder of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been recorded playing snooker at the North Korean Embassy here.

On Monday, All-Nippon News Network (ANN News), operated by Asahi TV, aired the one-minute video footage showing the suspect, resembling Kim Uk-il, playing the game with several others on the second floor of the embassy building in Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara.

On Feb 22, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police were seeking Uk-il, 37, an employee of North Korean airline, Air Koryo, to shed light on Jong-nam's murder.

Apart from Uk-il, the police are also looking for other suspects, including the embassy's second secretary, Kwang Hyon-song, 44, who is still 'hiding' at the embassy building, as well as Ri Ji-u, 30, also known as 'James', still believed to be in the country.

On March 16, Khalid said police received the 'Interpol Red Notice' from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) for the arrest of four other North Korean suspects who had left the country.

The 'Interpol Red Notice' is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant. -- Bernama

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