KUALA LUMPUR ― Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today confirmed the capture of the second woman suspect in the death of a North Korean man by the name of Kim Chol.
“She was also positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest,” he said in a statement.
He added that the woman was arrested at about 2am today.
He identified her as Siti Aishah, 25, from Serang, Indonesia based on the passport on her at that time.
The first woman suspect, identified as Doan Thi Huong, 29 based on the Vietnamese passport on her then, was caught yesterday at the KLIA2 low-cost terminal airport when she returned to catch a flight out of Malaysia.
She is currently under remand for seven days, The Star Online reported.
Both women are suspected to have used a noxious substance that killed the North Korean man, who is widely believed to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged older half-brother to the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un last Monday.
A post-mortem was completed on the man last night, but police have yet to announce the results nor formally confirm his identity.
World media have reported Jong-nam had a tendency to travel under aliases and bogus passports.