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Body of Kim Jong-nam still in country, says Malaysian health minister

Dismissing Reports That Remains Of Kim Jong Nam Were About To Be Flown Out Of The Country As Part Of Diplomatic Negotiations, Malaysia On Tuesday Said That The Body Of Half-brother Of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Is Still In The Country.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:09:38 PM
Kim Jong-nam's body still in country, confirms Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur:

Dismissing reports that remains of Kim Jong Nam were about to be flown out of the country as part of diplomatic negotiations, Malaysia on Tuesday said that the body of half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in the country.

Conflicting reports in local media on Monday said either that Kim's body was to be cremated and flown to Pyongyang, or that the body was about to be sent to Macau where his family is believed to be.

Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday that the body was still in a Kuala Lumpur morgue pending negotiations with North Korea.

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Kim's death has sparked a diplomatic dispute, with the countries imposing exit bans on each other's citizens.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2017, 11:56:00 AM