• Bloomberg


The half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was in possession of $120,000 when he was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February, the Asahi Shimbun daily reported, adding that he met with an American suspected of connections with a U.S. intelligence agency four days before his death.

Kim Jong Nam is believed to have met the U.S. citizen for two hours at a hotel in Malaysia and picked up the money while in the country, the report said, citing unnamed officials from the country’s investigation authorities. The Asahi said Malaysian authorities believe he may have been paid for information, and there was no record of any such withdrawal from banks in the country.

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