17 Feb 2017

Kim Jong-Un’s Half-Brother Murdered in Malaysia

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, was murdered on Monday after he was allegedly attacked by two women who sprayed him with poison and held a handkerchief on his face. The incident took place at the Terminal 2 departures lounge of Kuala Lumpur International Airport while he was waiting to board a flight to Macau. He was carrying a fake passport.

The murder remains a mystery, despite some arrests of suspects, or the circulation of the grainy shot of a possible suspect retrieved from a CCTV camera and showing a woman wearing a white t-shirt with the words “LOL” (Laugh Out Loud), pink tights and a miniskirt.

On Thursday, two more suspects were arrested: a female Indonesian and a Malaysian man who is believed to be her boyfriend. Οn Thursday, it was also confirmed by Malaysian Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, that the dead man was definitely Kim Jong-nam, who was travelling under the name Kim Chol. There is widespread belief that North Korea orchestrated the murder but no evidence yet can determine this.

It is said that Malaysia would return the body to North Korea, after police and medical examinations are completed.

On Thursday, the woman arrested was identified as Siti Aishah, 25, from Banten province in Indonesia. Her appearance matches the image of a woman captured in the surveillance videos. The woman arrested on Wednesday is a 28-year-old Vietnamese called Doan Thi Huong.