KUALA LUMPUR — February 16, 2017: A woman arrested this morning in connection with the assassination of the estranged half-brother of the North Korean president holds an Indonesian passport.
Siti Aishah was born in Serang, Indonesia, on February 11, 1992.
Police confirmed that she was positively identified from the CCTV footage at the KL International Airport 2 and was alone at the time of arrest.
“The investigation continues and action against suspect will be taken in accordance with the law,” Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement today.
Yesterday, police arrested a 29-year-old woman called Doan Thi Huong at klia2 who held Vietnam travel documents.
Last Monday, Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was at klia2 waiting to board a flight to Macau when a woman suddenly covered his face with a cloth laced with poison.
Jong-nam, who was using the name Kim Chol, was reported to have died on the way to hospital. — Reuters