Ministry awaiting govt decision on body of Jong-nam, Subramaniam says

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"Insya-Allah, as long as they take good care of our people, we will take care of their people", Utusan Online quoted him saying.

Representative Ted Poe said, "North Korea is a terror state that has launched cyber-attacks on US companies, sold weapons to terrorist groups, murdered hundreds of innocent people, both within North Korea and overseas, whom are viewed as a threat to the regime".

"We have obtained the red notice for the four North Korean men who were at the airport during the incident", Khalid told journalists in Putrajaya.

North Korea denies that the body is Kim Jong Nam's, but they have repeatedly demanded that Malaysian authorities hand it over.

Despite that, some opine that the North Korean authorities are propagandizing the development of markets as Kim's achievements.

"When the time comes, we will negotiate formally with North Korea", he said when asked about the status of negotiations with North Korea yesterday.

Therefore, Kim is virtually tolerating marketization, he added.

The event, held at the As-Salam Mosque in the embassy complex, ended with the reading of a special prayer for the safety of 11 Malaysians, including three officers of the Malaysian Embassy in Pyongyang, who are now stranded there after the North Korean government banned all Malaysian citizens from leaving the republic. "I will check on the [DNA] consent document, the list made by the next-of-kin to the Malaysian Government through the [foreign] ministry", he said.

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Police confirmed his identity using the DNA of one of his children after he was found to be holding a diplomatic passport in the name of Kim Chol when he was killed.

The red notice alerts police in Interpol member countries to share any information on the suspects, with a view to potentially arresting and extraditing them to face justice.

The latest indicators, the U.S. officials told CNN, is that North Korea has moved some launch equipment that is associated with an intercontinental ballistic missile launch, believing that Washington can not track them there.

Mr Noor Rashid declined to elaborate on where and when discussions with Mr Kim Jong Nam's family took place.

Although Malaysia has never directly accused North Korea of being behind the attack, many speculate that it must have orchestrated it. He had been living with his family in the Chinese territory of Macau before his death.

There are now nine Malaysians in North Korea - three embassy staff members and their family members.

The comments came out as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking in Seoul, said that US military action was an option "on the table" after insisting two decades of policies to denuclearize North Korea had failed.

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