Kim Jong Nam, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half brother, was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur airport.
Kim went to the counter at KLIA asking for help, the Royal Malaysian Police said in a statement.
A Malaysian official told CNN that the man was then taken to an airport clinic, which decided to send him to the hospital. He died en route.
“The deceased … felt like someone grabbed or held his face from behind,” Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat told Reuters.
Be careful at the KLIA counter!
Apparently he fell out of favor with his father in 2001 when he used forged documents to try to visit Tokyo Disneyland. He didn’t attend his father’s 2011 funeral. So this doesn’t seem like a case of going after someone important to the North Korean regime. It could have been North Korean agents who perpetrated the assassination, although that’s entirely speculation at this point.
He was headed to Macau, using Vietnamese documents, and not on an Air Koryo jet or Kim Jong Un’s private jet (though that could have been a safety concern as much as being out of favor with the regime).
Air Koryo Tupolev TU-204 Approaching Beijing, copyright boarding1now / 123RF Stock Photo
You can rate your restrooms in real-time at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, if that’s where this took place I have a feeling Nam didn’t rate this one average or good.
By the way, the original architect of Pyongyang’s domestic terminal (which is now absolute perfection, built in harmony with modern aesthetic taste and national character) was assassinated because Kim Jong Un was unhappy with it.