The assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, in Kuala Lumpur airport last week demonstrated that the country had mastered the use of VX agents - known as nerve gas - which Malaysian officials have claimed was found on the 45-year-old's mouth and face. Airport camera footage released on Monday by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV shows the moment they assaulted Kim Jong Nam.
Hazmat crews gather at the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysian police order a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam.
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According to police Friday, forensics stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam. . A journalist checks his phone outside North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
Dego Ride found itself effectively banned from Malaysian streets on Friday, after regulators threatened to seize motorcycles belonging to people offering rides on their vehicles, local news reports say. The penalty is an unusually stiff one, compared with other countries which have typically issued fines to unauthorised drivers from ride-sharing apps.
Sandakan: The owner of the Sandakan Crocodile Farm where a part-time worker was left with a crushed right forearm and a severed leg when attacked by the reptile last Monday has clarified to the Sabah Wildlife Department on the incident. "Investigation is being conducted by the police and the department is not making any comment," he said when contacted Thursday.
In the span of a week, the story of Kim Jong Nam's death has morphed into a murder-mystery filled with palace intrigue and geopolitical ramifications, topped with the surrealist tinge of reality television. Kim was scheduled to catch a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Chinese-administered city of Macau on Monday, February 13, when he "felt like someone grabbed or held his face from behind," according to Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat.
Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea's leader, was poisoned amid crowds of travelers at Kuala Lumpur's airport on Feb. 14, 2017. He died the same day on the way to a hospital after telling medical workers that he had been attacked with a chemical spray.
Passengers scan departure information at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics has stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport.
Banned chemical weapon VX was used to murder North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's outcast half-brother in an airport attack, Malaysian police have said. The nerve agent was detected on Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face, Malaysia's inspector general of police said in a statement, citing a preliminary analysis from the country's Chemistry Department.
Police officers guard the main gate of forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday.
North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, sayi... . A member of the UMNO Youth holds a placard as they gather to protest against the killing of Kim Jong Nam outside North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
Welcome to the official portal of the Malaysian National News Agency - Your News Gateway Welcome to the official portal of the Malaysian National News Agency - Your News Gateway Welcome to the official portal of the Malaysian National News Agency - Your News Gateway Welcome to the official portal of the Malaysian National News Agency - Your News Gateway Welcome to the official portal of the Malaysian National News Agency - Your News Gateway Welcome to the official portal of the Malaysian National News Agency - Your News Gateway SEPANG, Feb 24 -- The police are to investigate how the banned VX nerve agent used to kill North Korean Kim Jong-nam was brought into Malaysia, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
Malaysian police said Friday that chemical weapon substance had been identified on the body of a Democratic People's Republic of Korea man who died in the country on Feb. 13. According to preliminary analysis, the chemical substance found on the samples of eye mucosa and face had been identified as "VX Nerve Agent," national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement. He said that VX is listed as a chemical weapon under Schedule 1 of Malaysia's Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2008 as well as Chemical Weapons Convention, an international arms control treaty which outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and their precursors.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have refuted allegations that another shooting incident occurred Thursday in the same area a businesswoman was shot dead in Taman Pekaka 1, Glugor here on Tuesday. Penang CID chief SAC Zainol Samah said there was no shooting case in the state Thursday and any news on it spreading via Facebook and WhatsApp was untrue.
Dr Zeti Aktar Aziz, former governor of Malaysia's Bank Negara, speaking to media on Thursday . KUALA LUMPUR: The former governor of Malaysia's Bank Negara, Dr Zeti Aktar Aziz, said on Thursday that she will extend her full cooperation in the probe into the billions of dollars the central bank reportedly suffered in the 1990s over forex trading.
By Suriani Razali KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 -- Five Yunus Social Business Centres and institutions in Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Malaysian Yunus Social Business Network recently. The centres are Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS , Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia , Universiti Sains Malaysia , Youth Trust Foundation and Institut Darul Ridzuan .