Malaysia has come to an agreement which will turn jurisdiction of Kim Jong-nam’s body over to North Korea. Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, after discussions which he called very senesitive, said Malaysia had agreed to turn over his body for the release of 9 Malaysian citizens held in Pyongyang (AP). Malaysia and North Korea also agreed to lift travel bans levied on each other.
The jurisdiction of the body has been a contentious subject since the assassination. Prime Minister Razak said the corner had approved of the move after completeion of autopsy and request by the family that the remains be transported to North Korea (AlJezzera). No details were released about how the development came about.
This signals a slight thaw in relations over the contentious case, solving one of the main issues.