Someone Really Wants to Get to Kim Jong Nam's Body: Cops

Malaysian police say there was break-in attempt at hospital morgue
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2017 7:35 AM CST
Cops: Break-In Foiled at Morgue With Kim Jong Nam's Body
This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan.   (AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

As Malaysian cops seek out a North Korean diplomat for questioning in the poisoning death of Kim Jong Un's half brother, the morgue where Kim Jong Nam's body is being held is having its own issues. Khalid Abu Bakar, head of the country's police force, told the Malay Mail someone tried to bust into Hospital Kuala Lumpur's mortuary and that "precautions" are now being taken. He also suggested police are clued in on who attempted the break-in. "We know who they are. There is no need for me to tell you," he said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Bakar says both Hyon Kwang Song (the sought-after diplomat) and Kim Uk Il (a man linked to Air Koryo, North Korea's state airline) are still in Malaysia and have been "called in for assistance," the Guardian reports. (Read more Kim Jong Nam stories.)

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