Malaysia arrests second woman connected to assassination of N.K leader’s half brother

Malaysian police detained a second woman on Thursday suspected of involvement in the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


A woman who was detained at Kuala Lumpur airport, identified from CCTV footage at the airport and who was alone when she was apprehended, according to police in a statement, is seen circled in red in this still frame taken from video released February 16, 2017, showing CCTV footage courtesy of Star TV. MANDATORY CREDIT STAR TV Via REUTERS TVState-run Bernama news agency reported that she has been remanded in custody for seven days along with a woman who was caught at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Wednesday, two days after Kim Jong Nam was assaulted there with what was believed to be a fast acting poison.

Police said the latest arrest was made at 2 a.m on Thursday, and the woman was carrying an Indonesian passport, unlike the first suspect who held Vietnamese travel papers.

The woman arrested in the early hours of Thursday was alone when she was apprehended, a police Police officers gather outside the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Sustatement said. Her Indonesian passport bore the name Siti Aishah, and gave her date of birth as February 11, 1992, and place of birth as Serang, Indonesia. The statement gave no other details.

A Malaysian government source confirmed to Reuters that first suspect detained was the same woman whose image was captured by close circuit television footage showing her wearing a white shirt with the letters “LOL” on the front.

Her travel documents were in the name of Doan Thi Huong, showed a birth date of May 1988 and birthplace of Nam Dinh, Vietnam.

“Investigation continues. Actions against suspect/suspects will be taken in accordance with the law,” the police statement said. (Reuters)

North Korea embassy officials leave the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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