Malaysia seeks 'important person' in Nam murder

Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, left, and Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat brief the media on Sunday on the killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP photo)

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's police chief said Sunday that authorities are looking for more North Korean suspects including an "important person" suspected of involvement in last month's assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I do not deny there are still some North Koreans (not already named) who were involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and we will use legal channels to get them," Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters in Malacca state. "We believe there is even an important person (among them)."

Kim Jong Nam was killed on Feb. 13 by two women -- an Indonesian and a Vietnamese -- who smeared the highly toxic nerve agent VX on his face as he was standing at a self check-in kiosk at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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