02/16/2017, 10.39
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Women suspected of Kim Jong-nam murder arrested

One has an Indonesian passport; the other Vietnamese. The Malaysian police thinks that four men are also implicated. Visits by Pyongyang embassy representatives to the Kuala Lumpur forensic center. Increase protection for all high-profile North Korean refugees in Seoul.


Seoul (AsiaNews) - Police in Malaysia have arrested two women suspected of murdering the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. One woman was arrested today, Siti Aishah, 25, with an Indonesian passport. Another was detained yesterday at the airport: She is 29 years old and has a Vietnamese passport under the name Doan Thi Huong.

The Malaysian police four men and two women were behind the murder with poison of Kim Jong-nam. One of the women was picked up by airport cameras, wearing a T- shirt that said "Lol" (see Photo).

According to the South Korea secret services, the murder of Kim Jong-nam was "an order” issued by Kim Jong-un as early as 2011, when he inherited power after the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

The Seoul government has not blamed North Korea for now, preferring to wait for the conclusions of the police in Malaysia. But today, during a Cabinet meeting, the interim president Hwang Kyo-ahn called for greater protection for all high-profile North Korean defectors, who may be the targets of Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian media, quoting official sources, say that Pyongyang has requested the body of Kim Jong-nam, but no one has claimed it so far. The police chief said the body will remain in the morgue while it is not claimed. Yesterday and last night the North Korean embassy representatives visited forensic offices, where autopsies take place, several times.

If confirmed the hypothesis of Kim Jong-un as a principal, this would be the last high-level assassination in the Kim dynasty saga.

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