Second suspected assassin of Jong-nam used Indonesian passport


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

A passport believed to be that of the second suspect. - Photo courtesy of Detik.com

KUALA LUMPUR : The second woman arrested in connection with the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam was using an Indonesian passport bearing the name of Siti Aishah.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement that the woman with the Indonesian passport was arrested at 2am on Thursday.

"Based on her passport, she was from Serang in Indonesia.

"She was identified based on CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest, " he said.

The date of birth in the passport was listed as Feb 11, 1992.

Jong-nam, 45, was killed by two women who splashed his face with a chemical at the KL International Airport 2 departure hall at about 9am on Monday. He was about to leave for Macau.

The women later got into a taxi and fled.

One of the women was arrested at the airport on Wednesday when she tried to board a flight out. She has been remanded for seven days from Thursday to assist in the investigations.

The woman, 29, was in possession of a Vietnam travel document bearing the name of 'Doan Thi Huong.'

Police are looking for four men who were in the company of the two women at the airport when Jong-nam was killed.


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