Nonetheless, they named him as “Kim Chol”, not Kim Jong-nam.
The late Kim Jong-il’s eldest son is assumed to have fled North Korea after being handed over for the management.
In South Korea, unnamed authorities sources reported his “killing” to media shops.
In keeping with a report from TV Chosun, a cable tv community in South Korea, Mr Kim, 45, was poisoned on the airport by two ladies, believed to be North Koreans.
A Malaysian official who spoke to the Related Press information company mentioned Kim Jong-nam had been attacked with a twig in an airport buying space.
A UK supply with shut ties to the Kim household instructed the BBC that poison had been concerned within the demise.
An post-mortem was carried out on the person’s physique at a hospital in Putrajaya, close to Kuala Lumpur.
‘Grabbed from behind’
An official assertion launched by Malaysian police named the lifeless man as “Kim Chol”, born 10 June 1970. Kim Jong-nam was born on 10 Might 1971.
Quoted by Reuters information company, Malaysian police official Fadzil Ahmat apparently gave the dying man’s personal account of what had occurred.
“The deceased… felt like somebody grabbed or held his face from behind,” he mentioned.
“He felt dizzy, so he requested for assist on the… counter of KLIA [Kuala Lumpur International Airport].”
He was taken to an airport clinic the place he nonetheless felt unwell and it was determined to take him to hospital, the police official went on.
He died within the ambulance on the best way to Putrajaya Hospital.
“To date there aren’t any suspects, however we now have began investigations and are taking a look at just a few potentialities to get leads,” Mr Fadzil added.
In keeping with Chosun TV, two North Korean ladies brokers used poison needles to kill him earlier than fleeing in a taxi.
Bypassed for succession
In 2001, Mr Kim was caught making an attempt to enter Japan utilizing a false passport. He instructed officers that he was planning to go to Tokyo Disneyland.