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the com­pany,” he said.

He said af­ter the Malaysian di­rec­tor brought the mat­ter to the do­mes­tic trade, co­op­er­a­tives and con­sumerism min­is­ter this year, the com­pany ceased op­er­a­tions on March 15.

“Af­ter fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions, we have come to the con­clu­sion that the com­pany did not deal in arms in our coun­try, al­though the mil­i­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem they had ini­tially wanted to mar­ket was from Py­ongyang,” he said.

In Kuala Lumpur, Deputy Home Min­is­ter Datuk Nur Ja­zlan Mo­hamed, at the De­wan Rakyat, said Malaysian au­thor­i­ties did not know Jong-nam had en­tered the coun­try be­cause he used a pass­port with a dif­fer­ent iden­tity — Kim Chol.

“Po­lice only knew the iden­tity of the deceased in the probe that was launched af­ter his death.

“We have our own ways of mon­i­tor­ing. Our own pro­ce­dures,” he said in re­sponse to ques­tions by Datuk Mah­fuz Omar (PasPokok Sena) and Tian Chua (PKR-Batu) on whether the po­lice knew Jong-nam was in the coun­try.

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