Kim killing won’t affect ties with N Korea: Malaysia deputy PM

Kuala Lumpur: The assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in a Kuala Lumpur airport will not affect ties between the two countries, the Malaysia deputy prime minister said Thursday.

When asked by a reporter whether the killing would effect their diplomatic relationship, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said: “No. We maintain and we would like to strengthen our relationship with any foreign country that has established their embassy here.”

South Korean intelligence chiefs say Kim Jong-Nam was poisoned by agents from the North as he walked through Kuala Lumpur International Airport on his way to board a flight for Macau.