Malaysia embalms Kim Jong-nam's body

Two women attack a man and smudge a fake poisonous substance on his face during an anti-terrorism drill at a subway station in Goyang, just north of Seoul, South Korea, on March 13. This particular exercise mimicked the attack on Kim Jong-nam. The murder is blamed on the North, which denies any implication.(Photo: EPA/Yonhap)

KUALA LUMPUR - The body of Kim Jong-nam the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was embalmed this week in Kuala Lumpur.

The action was taken after  no family member came forward to claim the remains as the diplomatic spat between Malaysia and Pyongyang drags on.

Meanwhile, Malaysia will soon deport 50 North Korean workers who overstayed their visas while working at coal mines in the state of Sarawak. The ban on North Koreans in general leaving the country remains in place.

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