Malaysia to scrap visa-free entry for North Koreans

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Mar. 2 (ANI): Malaysia will scrap visa-free entry for North Koreans travelling into the country after a deadly nerve agent attack at Kuala Lumpur airport, according to the decision announced by the state news agency. Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died on February 13 before he was scheduled to board a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Macau. The Malaysian Police claim two women wiped his face with some sort of liquid that poisoned him. A preliminary report by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia has revealed that the chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was a VX nerve agent, an internationally-banned chemical weapon. Nerve agents are the most toxic and fast-acting substance known in chemical warfare - and VX is the most potent of all of them, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Meanwhile, ties between Malaysia and North Korea have deteriorated as the latter has furiously denied any involvement in Kim's death and blamed the Malaysian side for showing an unfriendly attitude in handling the case. (ANI)