Malaysia says only 315 North Koreans left in the country

Malaysia says only 315 North Koreans left in the country

Malaysia says only 315 North Koreans left in the country

They are North Korean Embassy Second Secretary Hyon Kwang-song, 44, Air Koryo employee Kim Uk-il, 37, and Ri Ji-u, 30, who is also known as James. South Korean officials believe it is genuine.

In the video, the man says in English: "My name is Kim Han-Sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family". He shows his passport as proof of his identity but those details were redacted. He also states that the video was made a few days after his father's murder. He showed his passport and said that he is now staying with his mother and sister.

"This is a very sensitive, very high profile case", Hilmi said.

"I have given him my assurance that the government will do everything we can to ensure that they return home safely soon". South Korea's Unification Ministry has not confirmed the identity of the man in the video.

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that the North Korean citizen killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on February 13 was Kim Jong Nam, the Inspector-General of Police told a press conference on Friday.

His wife and children, who were living in exile in the Chinese territory of Macau, have since gone into hiding over fears that his 21-year-old son, Kim Han-sol, could be seen as a potential rival by his uncle Kim Jong-un in a country roiled by bloody purges.

Chesin Net also told Yonhap the four governments that helped Kim Han Sol and his family find a passage to safety are the Netherlands, China, the United States and Taiwan.

"The site especially praises the efforts of Dutch Ambassador A.J.A Embrechts but goes on to regret the fact that: ".several nations refused assistance to this family in this particular apolitical, humanitarian emergency". "We, and those we aid, recognize with gratitude all who stand with us on the right side of history", it said in its statement.

A man claiming to be the son of the slain Kim Jong-nam has surfaced, saying he was lying low with his mother and sister, after the murder of his father a month ago.

In 2011, Han Sol was admitted to the United World College (UWC) in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is run jointly by UWC and the International Baccalaureate Organization, after being denied a student visa for UWC's Hong Kong campus.

Kim Han-sol was born in Pyonyang, North Korea, but the 21-year-old has spent most of his life overseas, living mainly in Macau, China, and attending school in France and Bosnia.

Khalid said police would hand over Jong-nam's body to the Health Ministry for the next course of action as no next-of-kin has come to claim his body so far.

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