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Kim Jong-Nam Malaysian police confirm death of Kim Jong Un’s brother

Kim Jong-nam died en route to hospital from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, police tell Malaysian media.

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Kim Jong-Nam fell out of favour with the North Korean hierarchy following a botched attempt in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport play

Kim Jong-Nam fell out of favour with the North Korean hierarchy following a botched attempt in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport

(AFP/File)

Malaysian police confirm that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam has died.

Kim Jong-nam died en route to hospital from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, police tell Malaysian media.

South Korean media reports speculated that Kim had been poisoned by two North Korean operatives at the airport.

Media reports said Kim has never met North Korea’s leader and was attacked by two unidentified women with “poisoned needles”.

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