15 Feb 2017


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Killing of North Korean: Suspect thought she was playing a prank

FMT Reporters

February 15, 2017

Suspect claims four men travelling with her told her to spray Kim Jong Nam with a type of liquid and a woman companion to cover the face with a cloth.

PETALING JAYA: The Vietnamese suspect, nabbed over the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half brother, revealed her travelling partners had asked her to spray the victim as part of a prank.

“They told me it was a prank. I did not know it was meant to kill him,” Oriental Daily reported the suspect as saying.

Police have identified the suspect arrested as Doan Thi Huong, 29.

The Chinese daily reported that the suspect was travelling with her female companion and four other men. They had come to Malaysia as tourists.

She claimed that as soon as they touched down at klia2, the four men said they wanted to play a prank on one of the passengers.

They then instructed her to spray the victim, Jong Nam, with a type of liquid. Her woman companion covered his face with a handkerchief as instructed.

According to a police source, following the incident, the two women hopped into a taxi and left the airport. The four men made their way to a hotel in Salak Tinggi.

The suspect claimed that when she could not find her companion and the four men, she headed back to the airport the very next day, where she was arrested by police.



Jay Jay Denis ‏@jayjaydenis 19s19 seconds ago

29-year-old Doan Thi Huong with a Vietnamese passport was detained at KLIA2 airport in #KimJongNam murder probe, Malaysian police chief says


The Star ‏@staronline 10m10 minutes ago

Deputy IGP: One of Jong-nam’s assassins arrested Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/15/deputy-igp-one-of-jong-nams-assassins-arrested/#RTFVU30HrKK2A4sY.99 …


theSun ‏@theSundaily 31m31 minutes ago

Cops nab two, seek five others over Kim Jong-Nam’s death

KUALA LUMPUR: A Vietnamese identified as one of the two women allegedly responsible for the death of a Korean who is believed to be Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was arrested by police today.

The woman who is in her 20’s was nabbed at klia2 at about 9am by detectives on duty.

She was apparently staying at a hotel in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi since the death of the Korean and it is being investigated why she had turned up at the klia2 today.

She is among six suspects comprising two women and four men who are being sought after by police in the case.

Sources said the images of the suspects who are believed to be aged between 20 and 50 were captured by closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) at klia2 on Monday morning when the victim died in what is said to be an assassination.

Police have also detained a taxi driver who ferried the two women out of klia2 soon after the incident.


Channel NewsAsia and 3 others Retweeted

LIM Yun Suk ‏@yunsukCNA 50m50 minutes ago

CCTV pictures taken from #Malaysia airport showing one of the two women suspected to have killed Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of Kim Jong-Un.


The Telegraph Verified account ‏@Telegraph 6h6 hours ago

In light of news that Kim Jong-un‘s half-brother has been killed, we look at the ruler’s execution orders http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/14/kim-jong-uns-older-brother-killed-north-korean-spies-poison1/ …



The Star ‏@staronline 2h2 hours ago

Women trained to seduce … and kill http://dlvr.it/NNHpDd

Mystery woman: A CCTV screen grab showing a woman outside what looked like the airport, was circulated briefly after news broke last night that the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had been killed in Malaysia. The picture fits the description of one of the two women believed to be North Korean spies, who had poisoned Kim Jong-nam during a brazen attack at KLIA2.

PETALING JAYA: North Korea has been known to use women as part of its clandestine operations, some of which involve murder.

For example, the now-exiled Kim Hyun-hee was one of many such women involved in the isolated regime’s plots.

She revealed her exploits in an interview with Australia’s ABC News in April 2013.

After eight years of training, she was groomed by North Korean spymasters to conduct the deadly bombing of Korean Air Flight 858, which killed 115 people in 1987.

The attack was planned to deter foreign teams from taking part in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

She was only 25 years old when she and her co-conspirator were captured in Bahrain, both of them biting down on cyanide pills to kill themselves rather than being captured.

She, however, survived and after her defection, now lives in a secret location in South Korea surrounded by bodyguards for fear of North Korean assassins.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/15/women-trained-to-seduce-and-kill/#eh5THQHSWE2egzST.99

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/15/women-trained-to-seduce-and-kill/#eh5THQHSWE2egzST.99

New Straits Times ‏@NST_Online 11h11 hours ago

Someone ‘swabbed’ my face: Kim Jong-Nam complained of feeling ‘dizzy’ prior to death #KimJongNam #NorthKorea http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/212471/someone-swabbed-my-face-kim-jong-nam-complained-feeling-dizzy-prior-death …

The Star ‏@staronline 2h2 hours ago

World abuzz with why, how and what killed him

PETALING JAYA: The death of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North-Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has sparked international speculation over why and how he was killed – and even what killed him.

Global news agencies such as The Channel News Asia, Reuters and CNBC made it their prime news yesterday, reporting about his death in Malaysia, stating that Jong-nam was poisoned at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA) by two women, believed to be North Korean operatives.

News agencies Mail Online and Telegraph reported that Jong-nam was “assassinated” by two women.

The Telegraph said the two women were spies and that they had used poisoned needles to kill Jong-nam.

Mail Online pointed out that Jong-nam’s death is the highest profile death under the Jong-un regime since the execution of the leader’s uncle Jang Song-thaek in December 2013.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/02/15/world-abuzz-with-why-how-and-what-killed-him/#PmF7OUJhORZomYwO.99

New Straits Times ‏@NST_Online 12h12 hours ago

Police confirm North Korean man died in KLIA Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/212469/police-c


New Straits Times ‏@NST_Online 1h1 hour ago

S. Korea holds security meeting over death of N. Korea leader’s brother #KimJongNam http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/212487/s-korea-holds-security-meeting-over-death-n-korea-leaders-brother …

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