Three arrested in Kim Jong-nam assassination case: Malaysia police

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First picture of the suspected assassin of Kim Jong-nam, the “LOL woman”

Two women with a Vietnamese and Indonesian passport, respectively, and a Malaysian man believed to be the partner of the Indonesian woman, were arrested on February 15 in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, Malaysian authorities said.

The first woman arrested was carrying a Vietnamese passport, but it remained unclear whether she was from Vietnam. She has been named the “LOL-killer” after the letters prominently displayed on her CCTV mugshot.T he Indonesian, identified as Siti Aishah, 25, is the second woman arrested in the case. Her appearance matches the image of a woman captured in airport surveillance videos, said a statement from Khalid Abu Bakar, the inspector general of Malaysian police.

In Jakarta, an official from Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry said that Siti was an Indonesian citizen. The Indonesian government has asked for access to her so that its embassy employees in Kuala Lumpur can provide legal assistance.

The news media in Malaysia reported that the police were also looking for four male suspects, suggesting that the plot was more involved than initially indicated. It was unclear whether the Malaysian man arrested was one of the four or what role he may have had in the killing.

Kim Jong-nam was preparing to fly to his home in Macau from Kuala Lumpur in the morning of February 13 was approached by what seemed like a honey trapped turned into public poisoning at Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur’s international airport, the authorities said.

The attack occurred near the AirAsia counter where Kim would have been checking in for the flight to Macau. The poison took effect quickly, and he died on the way to a hospital. Malaysian forensics are currently trying to find out what kind of chemical has been used.

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[caption id="attachment_29505" align="alignleft" width="300"] First picture of the suspected assassin of Kim Jong-nam, the "LOL woman"[/caption] Two women with a Vietnamese and Indonesian passport, respectively, and a Malaysian man believed to be the partner of the Indonesian woman, were arrested on February 15 in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, Malaysian authorities said. The first woman arrested was carrying a Vietnamese passport, but it remained unclear whether she was from Vietnam. She has been named the "LOL-killer" after the letters prominently displayed on her CCTV mugshot.T he Indonesian, identified as Siti...

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First picture of the suspected assassin of Kim Jong-nam, the “LOL woman”

Two women with a Vietnamese and Indonesian passport, respectively, and a Malaysian man believed to be the partner of the Indonesian woman, were arrested on February 15 in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, Malaysian authorities said.

The first woman arrested was carrying a Vietnamese passport, but it remained unclear whether she was from Vietnam. She has been named the “LOL-killer” after the letters prominently displayed on her CCTV mugshot.T he Indonesian, identified as Siti Aishah, 25, is the second woman arrested in the case. Her appearance matches the image of a woman captured in airport surveillance videos, said a statement from Khalid Abu Bakar, the inspector general of Malaysian police.

In Jakarta, an official from Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry said that Siti was an Indonesian citizen. The Indonesian government has asked for access to her so that its embassy employees in Kuala Lumpur can provide legal assistance.

The news media in Malaysia reported that the police were also looking for four male suspects, suggesting that the plot was more involved than initially indicated. It was unclear whether the Malaysian man arrested was one of the four or what role he may have had in the killing.

Kim Jong-nam was preparing to fly to his home in Macau from Kuala Lumpur in the morning of February 13 was approached by what seemed like a honey trapped turned into public poisoning at Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur’s international airport, the authorities said.

The attack occurred near the AirAsia counter where Kim would have been checking in for the flight to Macau. The poison took effect quickly, and he died on the way to a hospital. Malaysian forensics are currently trying to find out what kind of chemical has been used.

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