Malaysian police arrested a Vietnamese woman named Doan Thi Huon, one of the suspects in the Kim Jong-Nam murder, after being identified from the CCTV footage in the Kuala Lumpur airport.
Alone at the time of her arrest, the 28 year-old suspect said she was urged on to carry out a “prank” by four men, ordering her to spray a chemical liquid on Kim Jong-Nam while her companion covered his face with a cloth.
However, she claims she could not later find the men or her companion and returned to the airport on Wednesday where she was arrested, Fairfax reported.
Seen by an eyewitness, Kim Jong-Nam’s murder suspect leaves the airport with a companion on a taxi. Photo supplied
Doan’s capture comes as North Korean government officials reportedly objected to an autopsy being performed on the body of Kim Jong-Nam and instead requested the body be returned to their country immediately.
With unclear details about Kim Jong-Nam’s killing, South Korea’s spy agency said it was believed to be a North Korean operation due to Kim Jong-Un’s “paranoia” about his brother being a potential successor to their father Kim Jong-Il.
46 year-old Kim Jong-Nam was said to be boarding his flight to Macau when he was assassinated. He fled North Korea and spent time living in Macau, Singapore and Malaysia after knowing he is originally tipped as a potential successor to his father.
In 2001 he was caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport saying he wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland. He was also renowned for having a playboy lifestyle and attended international schools in Russia and Switzerland.
On the other hand, Malaysian investigators are digging surveillance videos for clues, particularly in peculiar deaths of many top level officials in South Korea, including Kim Jong-Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who was killed in 2013.