The body of Kim Jong-nam (R) could be returned to North Korea
He told reporters: "After all the police and medical procedures are completed we may release the body to the next of kin through the embassy".
Mr Zahid confirmed the man found dead at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday was Kim Jong-nam – despite having ‘Kim Chol’ written on his travel documents.
He added North Korea has asked for the body of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother to be returned to the secretive nation.
Fuzi Harun, the Malaysian Federal Police Special Branch Director, added that foreign agents could be behind the murder of Kim Jong-nam.
He told Channel NewsAsia: "We cannot rule out the possibility.
"They could have been working on him for quite some time."
Representatives from the North Korean embassy in Malaysia had asked for the body to be returned to Pyongyang before a postmortem examination could take place, but this request was denied.
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