As Malaysian police continue their inquiry into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the outcast 0.5 brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong UN. There’s lots of speculation surrounding what appears one of the stranger killings the world has recently seen.
Malaysia performed a second autopsy as a result of the first procedure was inconclusive, column on the intrigue surrounding. What seemed to be a well-executed assassination at an airport in Kuala Lumpur. Police arrested a fourth suspect, known as a North Korean man.
Who killed Kim Jong Nam? Was it brother or a crime gang? Many rumours surface:
The second autopsy clearly enraged North Korea, which has vowed to reject the results of any post-mortem and demanded that Malaysia turn over the body instantly. Talking to reporters outside the morgue, Pyongyang’s ambassador said Malaysian officers could also be “trying to conceal something” and “colluding with hostile forces.”
A rumour says North Korea killed Kim Jong Nam because he planned to create an exile government around defectors. Kim author un was furious when learning regarding secret Chinese plans to enthrone his estranged sibling in Pyongyang. If something happens to him, says another. Or maybe Pyongyang wasn’t concerned at all. Perhaps, Kim Jong Nam, known for his carefree life style and gambling habits, angered crime organisations over money issues which got him killed, say some online arguments.
Some theories are more bizarre. South Korean newspapers have reported on rumours creating rounds on the Chinese internet that impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Who faces a court ruling on whether she should permanently step down over a corruption scandal or be reinstated. Hence plotted Kim’s death to create a distraction.
South Korea’s spy agency, that has consistently described Kim Jong un as an irrational and unstable dictator, said that he killed a non-threatening sibling out of “paranoia”. The fuming North Korean ambassador to Kuala Lumpur says the country can reject the autopsy results on Kim Jong Nam. Because Malaysian officials may be “trying to conceal something” and “colluding with hostile forces.”
While imaginations run freely, most South Korean experts think there’s a simple explanation behind the alleged assassination of Kim. Who seems to have been killed by 2 women at the airport on Monday in what has been suspected as a poison attack. Kim author un, who has executed or purged a slew of high-level officers since taking power in 2011. Most likely created another move to remove a potential challenger to his power, the experts say. Kim Jong Nam had been the only member of the Kim clan who frequently talked to foreign journalists. And sometimes went so far as toopenly criticise the country’s hereditary power transfer.
North Korea has been seen as tightening control on its high-profile people overseas. Since the defection of Thae Yong Ho, a senior North Korean diplomat in London who arrived in Asian nation last year. There’s also a possibility that Kim Jong Nam, who continued to stay in Macau and therefore the Chinese mainland. Hence taken out as a result of he disobeyed orders to return home, according to some experts.
But others find North Korea’s involvement hard to believe. Each of the women arrested for suspected involvement within the killing were non-Koreans. And some think their methods were too unorthodox and careless to considered a North Korean hit job. “(The attack on Kim) was unbelievably sloppy,” Kim Jongdae, a South Korean lawmaker, told a radio interview.
He detected that one in all the ladies reportedly got arrested by returning to the scene a day later with similar clothes. “Kim Jong Nam led a free-wheeling life, and loved to travel, and mingle with ladies … He might have had issues with crime organizations. Or maybe this was a crime based on a love affair gone bad,” he said. Seo Jae Pyoung, a North Korean deserter and anti-Pyongyang activist, thinks it’s unlikely that Kim’s death involved crime organizations. Whereas Kim believed to possess profited from helping Chinese companies trade with North Korea when his father and the North’s second leader Kim Jong Il was alive. He probably stayed away from risky business activities once Kim Jong un came to power, Seo said.
While some think the attack on Kim Jong Nam was careless, others see it as ingenious. It’s possible that the ladies may need not even known they were a part of an assassination attempt. One of the detained female suspects reportedly told police she was tricked into thinking she was part of a TV comedy show prank. “Whoever did it came up with a careful set up that effectively concealed criminal intent till the job was done,” said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul’s Dongguk University. “That person had great understanding of however Western TV media works”. Getting foreigners to do the task, instead of directly using its own operatives. This may need been a logical selection for North Korea because it’ll likely continue denying involvement.
North Korea used its own operatives when it set off a bomb meant for then-South Korean President Chun Doo-Hwan throughout a 1983 visit to Union of Burma. Though Chun narrowly escaped the blast, over 20 people were killed, including many of Chun’s cabinet ministers and top aides. One North Korean agent was shot dead by police, a second was sentenced to death and executed. And a 3rd reportedly died in Myanmar jail in 2008. Burma, now called Myanmar. Since responded by cutting its diplomatic ties with North Korea, and relations between the countries weren’t restored till 2007.
The costly experience of 3 decades ago might have ensured North Korea would use borrowed hands for the alleged assassination in Malaysia. That is one of its few diplomatic partners, Koh said.