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N Korea, Malaysia argue over corpse

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How come the next of kin (his family in Macau) are not allowed to have his remains?

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How come the next of kin (his family in Macau) are not allowed to have his remains?

Because the investigation into his death is still ongoing and cause of death has not yet been established. Standard legal practice.

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Plus why would they leave the comparative safety of China to go to Kuala Lampur when half of the assassination team (three NK men) are still on the lam, possibly right there in Malaysia. High risk to gain what?

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How come the next of kin (his family in Macau) are not allowed to have his remains?

Because his death is being investigated as a murder and his remains are the strongest piece of evidence in any murder investigation. They need to determine how he died, and that means an autopsy. The DPRK oppoes this because they don't like the idea of the cause of death being attributed to a murder conspiracy that will almost certainly lead back to them.

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Found this interesting fact. Kim Jong Un and his siblings are actually a quarter Japanese. Their mother (Ko Yong Hui) was born in Ikuno ward of Osaka, her mother being Japanese and her father Korean.

Kim Jong Nam being 100% Korean has more legitmacy to be the leader of North Korea. But after his death, there is no competition for Kim Jong Un except now for Kim Jong Nam's sons. Obviously, they are in hiding(protected by China) and so no-one from the family has come to claim the remains.

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Ambassador Kang Chol said Malaysia may be “trying to conceal something” and “colluding with hostile forces.”

Spoken like a real ambassador. Seems to me it's North Korea that is 'trying to conceal something'. And 'hostile forces' are pointing right back to the rogue nation.

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