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Malaysia has announced that Kim Jong Nam was killed by VX -- a powerful nerve agent, a small drop of which can kill in minutes.
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The dose of deadly nerve gas given to Kim Jong-Nam was so high it killed him within 20 minutes, Malaysia's health minister has said.
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The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister. (Image credit: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
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(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused very serious paralysis. Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur's airport in what Malaysian police say was a well-planned hit by two women who wiped a liquid on Kim's face. Police revealed Friday that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim, raising the stakes in the case. Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said the dose of VX given to Kim was so high that he showed symptoms within minutes. Kim fainted at the airport clinic and died in the ambulance while en route to a hospital, he said. VX only requires 10 milligrams to be absorbed into the system to be lethal, so I presume that the amount of dose that went in is more than that, he said at a news conference.
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Malaysia's health minister said the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes.
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The novel method of execution was apparently by a four-barrel heavy anti-aircraft 12.7mm gun. The assassination of Kim Jung-Nam seems to follow this creative pattern. Jung-Nam, who has lived for decades in exile, mostly in Macau, was apparently accosted at Malaysia's modern Kuala Lumpur airport by two women, one Vietnamese, the other Indonesian. One of the women supposedly rubbed her poison-covered hands or a fabric on Kim Jung-Nam's face. He sought help and died on the way to the hospital. As of this writing, no one really seems to know what happened. Did one or both of the women have a pen that sprays cyanide, an assassination device much favoured by Soviet, US and Israeli hit squads, that mimics heart attack? Malaysian police are now suggesting the liquid used to kill Kim was VX, a lethal, fast-acting nerve agent developed for military use.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The autopsy report on the murder of Kim Jong-Nam revealed that the VX agent killed him about 15-20 minutes after he came into contact with the lethal chemical. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the report will be handed to the police soon. "The amount of VX nerve agent in Jong-Nam's body was so high that it affected his heart and lungs. The absorption level was so rapid. "It resulted in him being killed about 15-20 minutes upon contact with the lethal chemical," he told reporters at the Institute for Health Management, Bangsar, here. Subramaniam further stressed the need of his next-of-kin to show up to determine the identity of the deceased. "If the next-of-kin fail to show up, the ministry would have to use other tools to ascertain the identity of the deceased. "We could use dental profiling as well as comparing him to his pictures where we could identify him by the identification marks such as moles," he said.
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Malaysia's health minister says the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."
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The peer says he will support an opposition amendment demanding that MPs get a meaningful vote on the deal reached with the EU. Police in Malaysia have declared Kuala Lumpur Airport - where the half brother of North Korea's leader was killed with a nerve agent 12 days ago - to be safe. Security officials carried out a detailed search of the terminal building for the presence of VX and other toxic chemicals, but found nothing.
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Malaysia has announced that Kim Jong Nam was killed by VX -- a powerful nerve agent, a small drop of which can kill in minutes.
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Malaysia’s health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother was so high that it killed him “within 15-20 minutes.” Kim Jong Nam died February 13 at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Friday’s revelation by Malaysian police that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim raised the stakes significantly in the case. Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said Sunday that the dose of VX given to Kim was so high that it “would have affected his heart, it would have affected his lungs, it would have affected everything.” Subramaniam said it required only 10 milligram of VX for it to be lethal “so I presume that the amount of dose that went in is more than that.” The killing of Kim Jong Nam took place amid crowds of travelers at Kuala Lumpur's airport and appeared to be a well-planned hit. Kim died on the way to a hospital, within hours of the attack.