A North Korean flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Ties between North Korea and Malaysia have unravelled spectacularly in barely three weeks after the lethal poisoning of Kim Jong-nam, with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. Photo: EPA A North Korean flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Ties between North Korea and Malaysia have unravelled spectacularly in barely three weeks after the lethal poisoning of Kim Jong-nam, with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. Photo: EPA
A North Korean flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Ties between North Korea and Malaysia have unravelled spectacularly in barely three weeks after the lethal poisoning of Kim Jong-nam, with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. Photo: EPA

analysis | Malaysia and North Korea spent years building ties. One murder unravelled them

Topic |   Kim Jong-nam
A North Korean flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Ties between North Korea and Malaysia have unravelled spectacularly in barely three weeks after the lethal poisoning of Kim Jong-nam, with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. Photo: EPA A North Korean flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Ties between North Korea and Malaysia have unravelled spectacularly in barely three weeks after the lethal poisoning of Kim Jong-nam, with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. Photo: EPA
A North Korean flag flies at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Ties between North Korea and Malaysia have unravelled spectacularly in barely three weeks after the lethal poisoning of Kim Jong-nam, with the highly toxic VX nerve agent. Photo: EPA
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