North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s older half-brother had been killed by two female spies with “poison needles” in Malaysia, according to South Korea’s media organizations this Tuesday.
Speculation and Reporting
The still unverified news reports said the leader’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, had been attacked at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday.
Two women reportedly escaped the scene in a taxicab, according to South Korea’s TV Chosun as well as the Korea Broadcasting System.
Both of the media outlets cited unidentified government sources who described the death of the brother, who had originally been considered next in the government’s line of power.
He was ultimately opposed after he tried entering Japan on a counterfeit Dominican Republic passport in order to try visiting Tokyo’s Disneyland.
“I think the two female spies were dispatched by North Korea,” an official told JoongAng Ilbo newspaper. He added, “they fled in a taxi right after the crime.”
The South Korean president and the nation’s intelligence officers in Seoul did not comment on these reports, and none appeared in North Korea’s highly-controlled media outlets.
The BBC had reported from the Kuala Lumpur airport, citing sources near to the office of the prime minister who stated that Kim was killed currently undergoing autopsy procedures.
Malaysian media only reported that a man from Korea died in the airport, excluding any more details.
North Korea is known to provide material for often-exaggerated stories due to its highly secretive manner of leadership.
Even South Korea’s media and intelligence services have proven to obtain wrong information about headlines such as these in the past.
If true, the most recent news out of the region will be a shocking twist regarding North Korea’s public affairs.
Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader, has come up in recent news often due to his apparent nuclear ambitions. He had been estranged from his older half-brother for years.