The Latest: Malaysia files warrant for N. Korean worker

The Latest on the investigation into the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, in Malaysia (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Malaysian police say an arrest warrant has been issued for a North Korean airline employee accused in the fatal poisoning of the half brother of North Korea's leader.

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Friday that the warrant was issued for 37-year-old Kim Uk Il, who works for Air Koryo, North Korea's national carrier. Police say he arrived in Malaysia Jan. 29, about two weeks before Kim Jong Nam was attacked with the nerve agent VX in a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal.

Malaysian authorities have not said why they want to question Kim Uk Il. Earlier Friday they released another North Korean, citing of a lack of evidence. Police have said they believe Kim Uk Il is still in Malaysia.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Australia debates Captain Cook 'discovery' statue

Australia debates Captain Cook 'discovery' statue..

23-Aug, 04:31

A debate has ignited in Australia over a statue of British explorer...

Waiting for stocks to get cheaper? Don't wait too long, pros says

Waiting for stocks to get cheaper? Don't wait too long, pros says..

22-Aug, 20:20

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 16,...

Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle hits back after fan says he'll 'ruin his LIFE' by having a baby after announcing girlfriend Emma McVey is pregnant

Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle hits back after fan says he'll 'ruin his LIFE' by having a baby..

23-Aug, 14:30

Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle sent his fans into meltdown after announcing...

Celebrity Big Brother: Sarah Harding’s secret boyfriend ‘heartbroken’ after the Girls Aloud singer performs explicit sex act on new boyfriend Chad Johnson

Celebrity Big Brother: Sarah Harding’s secret boyfriend ‘heartbroken’ after the Girls Aloud..

22-Aug, 23:41

And it’s not just a few kisses here and there – as the now official...

Good Life Episode 101

Good Life Episode 101..

26-Feb, 04:57

The following Good Life Episode 101 English Sub has been released. Full...

Sri Lanka Arrest Astrologer Who Predicted President's Death

Sri Lanka Arrest Astrologer Who Predicted President's Death..

01-Feb, 02:28

Sri Lanka police have arrested an astrologer who predicted President...

AP Explains: What to know about China's legislative sessions

AP Explains: What to know about China's legislative sessions..

02-Mar, 01:26

Governing Chinese-style will go on display when the country's rubberstamp...

U.S. officials deny airstrike on al-Qaeda targeted mosque

U.S. officials deny airstrike on al-Qaeda targeted mosque..

17-Mar, 00:32

The U.S. military says an air strike Thursday in northwestern Syria...