Woman detained in connection with death of Jong-nam holds Indonesian passport

by Edisi Viral


HOME Posted on 16 Feb 2017 07:00:19


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Kim Jong-nam – AFP File Photo

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KUALA LUMPUR: A woman suspect arrested this morning in connection with the assassination of the estranged half-brother of the North Korean president is the bearer of an Indonesian passport.

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Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspect is named Siti Aishah.

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He said Siti Aishah was born in Serang, Indonesia, on Feb 11, 1992.

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“Police also have confirmed that the suspect was positively identified from the CCTV footage at the KL International Airport 2 and was alone at the time of arrest.

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“The investigation continues, action against suspect will be taken in accordance with the law,” Khalid said in a statement.

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Yesterday, police arrested a 29-year-old woman who held a Socialist Republic of Vietnam travel document bearing the name Doan Thi Huong, at klia2.

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Last Monday, Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was reportedly at klia2 at 8am to board a flight to Macau when a woman suddenly covered his face with a cloth laced with poison.

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Jong-nam, who was using the name Kim Chol, was reported to have died on the way to hospital. – Bernama

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