Kim Jong Nam's assassination film; diplomatic spat between Malaysia, N. Korea over probe

Kim Jong Nam died last Monday in Malaysia�s Kuala Lumpur International Airport after apparently being poisoned when he was preparing to take a flight to Macau.

Kim Jong Nam

A week after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia, Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV on Monday released the CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault on Kim Jong-nam.

Kim Jong Nam died last Monday in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport after apparently being poisoned when he was preparing to take a flight to Macau.

The latest footage showed a woman wearing a white top grab a man's face from behind in the departure hall of the airport and walk away. The video clips also showed another woman walking away in another direction immediately after the assault.


Kim Jong-nam, as seen in the video, later moved to a clinic after seeking help from people after the assault. Reports earlier said that Kim Jong-nam complained to the airport customer service personnel that two women had "wiped his face with a liquid".

Malaysian police have arrested four suspects including a Vietnamese woman, an Indonesian woman, a Malaysian man, and North Korean man. Officials said they are on the hunt for four other North Koreans who fled the country.

The death of Kim Jong-nam also triggered diplomatic spat between Malaysia and North Korea, after the latter demanded surrender of the body, rejecting any post-mortem in Malaysia. However, Malaysia conducted a second autopsy, arguing the results of the first were inconclusive.

Malaysia's foreign ministry reportedly summoned North Korea's ambassador earlier over his allegations on Malaysia’s handling of the investigation into the murder.

"The investigation by the Malaysian police is not for the clarification of the cause of the death and search for the suspect, but it is out of the political aim," Ambassador Kang Chol was quoted by Bloomberg as saying.