Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia police hold female suspect

Ryomyong Street rally in Pyongyang North Korea

He added: "The Kim Jong Un regime will not last long".

It was later confirmed that the man was Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong-un's older half brother.

Kim, whose father was the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, claimed to have no political ambitions, but just weeks after his half-brother's elevation to the leadership in late 2011 he told the Japanese journalist Yoji Gomi that the world would view his leadership as a "joke".

"We have already looked through the CCTV footage, hence we managed to arrest the taxi driver who had taken the two women who carried out the assassination", the senior police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said.

"The members of the Security Council further regretted that the DPRK is diverting resources to the pursuit of ballistic missiles while DPRK citizens have great unmet needs", the statement said.

"Kim Jong-nam told KLIA staff that his face was feeling extremely painful [sic] because of an unidentified liquid sprayed at him".

Two men who emerged from the vehicles declined to speak to waiting media as they entered the building.

Kim Jong Nam was pronounced dead en route toa [sic] nearby hospital, Mr. Abdul Samah said, adding that an autopsy is now under way. In 2012, he begged his half-brother to spare him. A couple of years later, he fled the country, and led a peripatetic life, shuttling between Macau, mainland China, Singapore, and Malaysia.

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South Korea's presidential Blue House, the acting president's office, the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs all declined to comment.

The agency quoted a Seoul government source as saying Kim Jong-Nam was killed on Monday. "We clearly know that the only way to run away is to commit suicide", the letter said. "The elite should have been shocked".

Hwang urged top-level South Korean government officials to "closely cooperate" with Malaysian authorities to "thoroughly figure out the truth of the case".

The killing was a stern warning to anyone who dares to challenge Kim's rule.

Speculation has run rampant that Jong Un was behind the hit because of his rocky relationship with Jong Nam over the years.

Ken Gause, from the CNA think tank in Washington, has studied North Korea's leadership for 30 years and said Kim Chol was a name that Kim Jong-nam had travelled under. In 2012, a jailed North Korean spy in South Korea admitted to trying to organize a hit-and-run "accident" against the king's half brother.

Kim Jong-nam's wife is now staying in Beijing with a son, while his second wife is living in Macao with a son and a daughter.

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