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Female suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong-m

Kuala Lumpur/Seoul, Feb 15: A female suspect has been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Malaysian police said the woman was arrested at Kuala Lumpur Intertiol Airport where Kim Jong-m was targeted in an apparent poisoning on Monday. The arrest was made around at 8.20 a.m. (local time), the statement said adding that the suspect, identified from CCTV footage taken at the airport, was alone at the time of her detention.

The woman, a 28-year-old med Doan Thi Huong, was in possession of a Vietmese passport, Malay Mail Online reported. Investigators were awaiting the results of an autopsy on the body, believed to be of Kim Jong-m. Kim is believed to have been poisoned, South Korea’s tiol Assembly Intelligence Committee Chairman Lee Cheol Woo told a press briefing. Lee did not say how Kim was poisoned or how South Korea obtained the information. (ians)