Kim Jong Nam was allegedly killed
Malaysian police apprehended a woman holding Vietnamese travel documents on Wednesday after Kim Jong Nam was allegedly poisoned.
Authorities said they were looking for a "few" other foreign suspects in connection with the death of the half-brother of the North Korean despot.
He was taken ill at the Kuala Lumpur airport yet died before arriving at the hospital. Malaysian officials have confirmed they are looking “few” other foreign suspects in connection with the apparent assassination.
A poisoned needle, spray or laced cloth are believed to have been used to kill the 45-year-old North Korean defector.
CCTV images of one female suspect wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with “LOL” – meaning laugh out loud – was released in a bid to catch the alleged killers.
North Korean officials tried to stop Malaysian authorities conducting an autopsy
Police confirmed the first woman arrested is 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong, according to travel documents, and is due in court on Thursday
The suspects are believed to have fled in a taxi after the killing.
North Korean diplomats, including the ambassador, tried to thwart Malaysian authorities from conducting a post-mortem on Kim Jong-Nam – leading to speculation the death could be state-sponsored.
CCTV footage was released of one of the alleged suspects The Kim Dynasty: Inside North Korea's secretive 'first family' Tue, February 14, 2017
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KIM JONG-SUK: North Korean founder Kim Il-sung and his first wife Kim Jong-suk gave birth to their son Kim Jong-il in 1941.
The communist authorities demanded the body be handed over to Pyongyang officials but were forced to leave the hospital without the body.
Kim Jong-Nam had been favourite to replace his father, Kim Jong-il, until he was arrested at a Tokyo airport in 2001 with a forged passport trying to travel to Disneyland.
He had lived in exile and remained critical of the tyrannical hermit state.
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