Kim Jong Un's half brother killed with poison

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 16:38 IST

New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 15 (ANI): The oldest half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was killed in Malaysia, according to South Korean officials. Kim Jong Nam died on Monday soon after getting ill at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) before an outbound flight to Macau, as reported by CNN. Lee Cheol Woo, chairman of South Korea's National Assembly Intelligence Committee, told a press briefing that Kim had been poisoned, but he did not say how. It's not clear how he obtained that information. Police have described the incident as a 'sudden death', pending the results of a postmortem investigation. Kim Jong Nam fell out of favour with his father after he was caught trying to enter Japan using a fake Dominican Republic passport in 2001 to visit Disneyland. Kim has carried out a series of executions since he took to power in 2011, the most high profile of which was the 2013 killing of his uncle and one-time deputy Jang Song Thaek. (ANI)