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North Korea's Deadly Dictator 

Who killed Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, and what does the murder reveal about the North Korean leader and his regime?

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Jane McMullen

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Priyanka Boghani Priyanka Boghani ... Herself - Reporter
Sarah Childress Sarah Childress ... Herself - Reporter
Kim Dong-sik Kim Dong-sik
Ken Gause Ken Gause
Yoji Gomi Yoji Gomi
Farra Naz Karim Farra Naz Karim
Jong-Nam Kim
Michael Madden Michael Madden
Gooi Soon Seng Gooi Soon Seng
Sue Mi Terry Sue Mi Terry
Yong-Ho Thae Yong-Ho Thae ... Himself (as Thae Yong-Ho)
Alex Whang Alex Whang
Katie Worth Katie Worth ... Herself - Reporter
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Storyline

The assassination of Kim Jong-nam occurred on 13 February 2017 when two women attacked him with VX nerve agent, a lethal chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Kim was the eldest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and the half-brother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korean diplomats objected to any form of autopsy being conducted on Kim's body, but the autopsy proceeded as the they did not submit a formal protest. Following Malaysia's refusal to release the body immediately, North Korea's ambassador Kang Chol accused Malaysia of collaborating with the country's enemies over the assassination of Kim Jong-nam. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Official Sites:

PBS Frontline

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Kim Jong-nam was killed using the highly toxic liquid nerve agent VX, Malaysian police have said. One of the two women suspected of involvement in the poisoning vomited in police custody and was also suffering the effects of VX, which is only usually used in chemical warfare, the inspector general, Khalid Abu Bakar, said. The findings followed a preliminary analysis of swabs taken from the face and eyes of Kim, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. More items linked to the attack at Kuala Lumpur airport were still being analysed, police said. VX - also known as O-ethyl S-diisopropylaminomethyl methylphosphonothiolate - is classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction. See more »

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