Siti Aisyah a 'victim', says Indonesian vice president

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  • Friday, 17 Feb 2017

PETALING JAYA: Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla says Siti Aisyah (pic), the second woman detained in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, was merely a victim of manipulation or fraud.

Indonesian portal reported that Jusuf, speaking to journalists at his office on Friday, said he was confident that Siti Aisyah was not a Korean agent as she was arrested in Malaysia, adding that if she was truly guilty, she would have gone off the radar completely.

"Why would she go and stay in a hotel in the same city, so close to the airport? It can only mean that she was a victim and manipulated in this situation," he was reported as saying. also reported that a "citizens' protection team" from Indonesia's foreign affairs ministry had arrived in Malaysia to attend to Siti Aisyah 's case.

The team's director, M. Iqbal, said a team was at the prison in Selangor where Siti Aisyah is being held, and have been communicating with the warden and law enforcement officers.

Prior to Siti Aisyah's arrest, a male suspect, Muhammad Farid Jalaluddin, 26, was arrested.

It is believed that he is her boyfriend and it was him who led the authorities to her location.

Siti Aisyah was one of the two women detained in connection with the killing of Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Monday.

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