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Two more arrested over Kim Jong-m killing

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 16: Two more suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the police said. So far, three arrests have been made in the case, Malay Mail Online reported. Kim Jong-m, 46, was believed to have been poisoned by two women on Monday as he waited for a flight at Kuala Lumpur Intertiol Airport in Malaysia. A first female suspect was arrested on Wednesday. The woman was identified as 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong and she was carrying a Vietmese passport. The second female suspect was arrested on Thursday and was holding an Indonesian passport that identified her as 25-year-old Siti Aishah, the police statement said. Both women were identified from surveillance footage of the airport. She was detained hours after a Malaysian man, believed to be her boyfriend, was arrested on Wednesday night. Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that the man was a 26-year-old Malaysian. “Suspect is currently remanded in custody to assist investigation,” he added. (IANS)

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