Police have obtained an International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) red notice for the four North Korean suspects believed to be behind the murder of Kim Jong-nam.
"I would like to inform you that we have obtained Interpol red notice for the four North Korean nationals who were at the airport on the day of the incident and who have since left and we believe to be in Pyongyang now," inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters in Putrajaya today.
"We have obtained a red notice against them and we are hoping to get them via Interpol."
An Interpol red notice acts as an arrest warrant for persons wanted for extradition.
The four suspects had left Malaysia immediately after Jong-nam was poisoned.
Apart from the four, police said that two other suspects - second secretary Hyon Kwang-song and North Korea airline Air Koryo staffer Kim Uk-il, are holed up at the embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Jong-nam, who entered the country using a passport bearing the name Kim Chol, died after his face was smeared with the VX nerve agent while waiting to board a flight to Macau at KLIA2 on Feb 13.
Two foreign women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - were charged with his murder at the Sepang Magistrate's Court on March 1.- Mkini