Two more people were arrested in connection with the death of half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, said the Malaysian authorities.
News of the arrests came after the President of the National Assembly intelligence Committee, the South Korean said that Kim Jong-Nam died Monday morning after he was poisoned at the airport. 26-year-old Malaysian man, who is the boyfriend of the other suspect, was arrested Wednesday in the city Anpang, said Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat. "He helped lead the police to her friend," said Mat. She was arrested around 2 am Moscow time, said the Malaysian police in a statement.
The foreign Ministry of Indonesia has confirmed that the suspect is a citizen and requested consular access. The first arrest was made Wednesday, when a woman with a Vietnamese passport, was arrested at the airport. Both women were taken into custody for seven days, according to police. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia confirmed the identity of Kim Jong-Nam. Kim was travelling with two passports under the name of Kim Chol.
Responding to a question about reports of involvement in North Korea the death of Kim, Hamidi said it was "only assumption." Kim was about to Board a flight to Macau, in China to see his family when he was killed. It is still unclear who attacked him and how, but a resident of South Korea and Chairman of the intelligence Committee Lee Chul-Woo said at a press briefing on Wednesday that Kim was attacked by "two Asian women." The autopsy of the remains of Kim was completed on Wednesday evening, according to reports Malaysian state media, but the cause of death is still unknown.
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