North Korea: Murder in the Family
In February 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was assassinated in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport. He was attacked with a deadly nerve agent called VX. Over the next few days, two women from Indonesia and Vietnam were arrested in connection with the murder, although they claimed that they were duped into it under the guise of a prank. CCTV footage appeared to show North Korean agents coordinating the events within the airport.
North Korea: Murder in the Family investigates the assassination of Kim Jong-nam complete with accounts from those who knew him, including former intelligence officers and ambassadors, and old school friends from his time at school in Geneva. It reveals a riveting tale of a family feud, spies and an international arms trade, and sheds light on the reason for his assassination and how North Korea’s global business network has enabled the Kim dynasty to rule the country for 70 years.