Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s foreign minister says the government has expelled North Korea’s ambassador for criticising the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother. Foreign Minister AnifahAman said in a statement that a notice was sent to the North Korean Embassy on Saturday saying Ambassador Kang Chol had to leave the country within 48 hours. Anifah said that earlier in the week, Malaysia demanded that North Korea apologise for criticising the investigation into the February 13 killing of Kim Jong- Nam at Kuala Lumpur’s airport.
The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, a South Korean government source told Reuters on Tuesday. Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of the North Korean leader, was known to be based mostly outside of his home country. Police in Malaysia told Reuters on Tuesday an unidentified North Korean man had died en route to hospital from Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday. Abdul Aziz Ali, police chief for the Sepang district, said the man’s identity had not been verified.