KUALA LUMPUR: North Korean government officials in Malaysia objected to an autopsy being performed on the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian government sources aware of the discussions said on Wednesday (Feb 15).
North Korea embassy officials leave the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. (Photo: Reuters / Edgar Su)
The officials requested that the body be released to them right away, but Malaysia rejected the request, several sources said.
No decision has been taken on whether the body of Kim Jong Nam will be handed over to North Korea, the sources added.
Malaysian police on Wednesday detained a woman holding Vietnam travel papers, and are looking for a "few" other foreign suspects in connection with the death in Kuala Lumpur of Kim Jong Nam, police said.