In­ter­pol Red No­tice out for four North Kore­ans

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PU­TRA­JAYA: An In­ter­pol Red No­tice has been is­sued against four North Kore­ans who were be­lieved to be at the air­port where Kim Jong-nam was at­tacked on Feb 13.

In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, in dis­clos­ing this yesterday, said In­ter­pol had ap­proved Malaysian po­lice’s ap­pli­ca­tion for the Red No­tice to be is­sued against the four, who were be­lieved to be the master­minds be­hind Jong-nam’s as­sas­si­na­tion.

“With the Red No­tice, we are hop­ing to get them through In­ter­pol,” he said af­ter the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the 2017 In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Ro­hingya by Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi.

An In­ter­pol Red No­tice is the clos­est in­stru­ment to an in­ter­na­tional ar­rest war­rant in use to­day.

In­ter­pol cir­cu­lates no­tices to mem­ber coun­tries list­ing per­sons who are wanted for ex­tra­di­tion.

Khalid said the four men were be­lieved to be in Py­ongyang, hav­ing flown out of klia2 im­me­di­ately af­ter the at­tack on Jong-nam, the ex­iled half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The four wanted North Kore­ans who fled the coun­try are Rhi Ji-hyon, 33; Hong Song-hac, 34; O Jong-gil, 55; and, Ri Jae-nam, 57.

They had en­tered the coun­try sep­a­rately, days be­fore the mur­der, and left for Jakarta af­ter the at­tack.

Khalid, how­ever, de­clined to

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