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3. Malaysia says Kim's body still at hospital

The Malaysian government says the body of Kim Jong Nam is still at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said in a news conference on Tuesday that the foreign ministry and prime minister's office are negotiating the release of the body with North Korea. He said it is necessary to wait for the final announcement.

The minister didn't say if the body was moved out of the hospital temporarily.

Some local newspapers had reported that the body was moved to another location on Sunday, and that it would soon be transported out of the country.

The Malaysian government didn't issue a statement about the negotiations on Monday as it had planned.

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed at Kuala Lumpur Airport on February 13th. North Korea is demanding that Malaysia hand over the body.