Interpol Red Notice Obtained For Four N. Korean Suspects

A red notice has been issued by Interpol for four people of North Korean national in relation to the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia.

Zahid said the authorities had traveled overseas to an undisclosed country to collect the DNA sample. The decision to deport the 50 North Koreans was not explained but the move comes weeks after ties between the two became tense over the murder North Korean leader's half brother at an airport in Malaysia.

"When the time comes, we will negotiate formally with North Korea", he said when asked about the status of negotiations with North Korea yesterday. The incident sparked a diplomatic stand-off which saw both countries slapping travel bans on the other's citizens.

Mr Kim's family have now given consent to Malaysia to decide what to do with his body, police in Kuala Lumpur said.

North Korea has maintained denying its hand in the killing of half-brother.

Kim Jong-nam was not known to be seeking political power, but his position as eldest son of the family that has ruled North Korea since it was founded could have made him appear to be a danger to his half-brother Kim Jong-un. "We are hoping to get them through Interpol", he told reporters.

"Negotiations are still on going, it started last Monday".

The two women, a Vietnamese passport holder, Doan Thi Huong, and an Indonesian passport holder, Sitia Aisyah, were arrested and charged with Kim Jong Nam's death on March 1, and could face the death penalty if found guilty.

The deputy prime minister also said that the Malaysian government has no intention of interfering with North Korean domestic affairs, but the North should ask itself whether it is respecting the worldwide organizations' decisions and resolutions and its obligations under them. He had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea.

It's not clear when the video was shot, but a South Korean National Intelligence Service spokesman verified the son's identity to CNN. While Malaysia has not blamed North Korea, there is widespread suspicion that Pyongyang, the country's capital, was responsible.

  • Joey Payne