I wouldn't want to be his other brothers...

Good morning everyone,

It's going to be warmer and sunny today and tomorrow with a high of 11C today and 14C tomorrow. Friday is also looking warm, but they are now saying it's going to rain Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be cooler with highs around 10C and mostly sunny skies.

A police manhunt was underway in Malaysia on Tuesday night after the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was assassinated at an airport having apparently been attacked with a chemical spray.

Unnamed South Korean government officials had earlier stated that two female North Korean agents poisoned Kim Jong-nam. According to the reports, the attackers then fled the airport by taxi and remain at large.

Mr Kim, who had frequently spoken out against his brother's dictatorship, said he was in "extreme pain" after having been sprayed in the face with an unidentified liquid as he waited to board a flight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said.

It is believed that Kim Jong-un, who is Mr Kim's younger half-brother and the current Supreme Leader of North Korea, had the playboy killed as he feared he might attempt to overthrow him. 

Mr Kim collapsed on Monday morning while waiting to board a flight from Kuala Lumpur back to Macau, where he was living in exlie.

In this photo taken Friday, June 4, 2010, Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, waves

"Kim Jong-nam told KLIA staff that his face was feeling extremely painful because of an unidentified liquid sprayed at him. He was then taken for treatment at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur international airport) Clinic," Abdul Samah Mat, a Malaysian police chief, told The Daily Telegraph.

The results of a post-mortem into the 46-year-old's death are expected on Wednesday. Police are also investigating airport CCTV footage to try and identify the assailants and have ordered a toxicology test on the liquid used in the attack.

"He was taken to the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) clinic for further treatment, but because of the condition he was in, he was rushed to Putrajaya hospital, but passed away soon after arriving," Mohmad Salleh, a Malaysian police chief, told the Telegraph. 

In Washington, an unnamed government source said the US believed that North Korean agents were responsible for the murder.

Mr Kim, the son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, was was once tipped to suceed his father but publicly criticised his family's dynastic control of the isolated state.

He also fell out of favour when he was caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport in 2001, saying he wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland.

It would not be the first time the North Korean dictator has killed one of his own relatives. Here is a list of notable executions carried out under his rule.

Kim Jong-nam

The half-brother of the North Korean dictator was assassinated at an airport in Malaysia in February 2017 having apparently been attacked with a chemical spray

Ri Yong-jin

North Korea's top education official was executed in August 2016 with a high-caliber machinge gun for falling asleep during a meeting, according to reports

Hyong Yong-Choi

The defence minister was shot by anti-aircraft guns in front of hundreds of onlookers in April 2015 for falling asleep during an event and not carrying out instructions, according to South Korean intelligence officers

General Jang Song-Thaek

In December 2013, Jang, Kim Jong-un's uncle and a leading general, was accused of being a counter-revolutionary and executed. There were reports that many members of his family were also killed

Kim Kyong-hui

Jang's wife and Kim Jong-un's aunt, was apparently poisoned in May 2014 after complaining about her husband's execution, according to defectors

O Sang-hon

Jang's ally, the deputy public security minister, was executed with a flame-thrower in April 2014, South Korean media reported

Kim Chol

A vice minister in the army was apparently executed with a mortar round in April 2014 for drinking and carousing in the official mourning period for Kimg Jong-iI's death

Well, I can tell you one thing, I certainly wouldn't want to be one of his family members. How many does he have left anyway? Not many, I'm sure...

Have a great day! And, if you want some advice, don't make friends with Kim Jong Il, it might not end well...

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