A suspect in the death of Kim Jong-Nam, who is a citizen of North Korea, will be released from custody Friday, authorities said.
The police have no sufficient evidence for indictment, said the Malaysian attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali. He will be deported to North Korea after his release, Ali said. Kim, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, was killed on 13 February, before he was to Board a flight that was heading to the Chinese controlled territory of Macau.
Two women have been charged in the murder of Kim, who was assassinated using the deadly nerve agent, at the international airport in Kuala Lumpur. 4 North Korean suspects were arrested for the murder. South Korea has accused North Korea of Kim's death, saying that the country is recruiting women-killers.
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced on Thursday that the North Koreans now need to obtain a visa to travel to the country.
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