More arrests over death of Kim's brother
Added On February 17, 2017
Malaysian police said Thursday they have arrested two more people in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Police swooped on 26-year old Muhammad Farid Bin Jalaluddin, a Malaysian national on Wednesday evening.
They say that information learnt from Jalaluddin led them to arrest a second suspect, his girlfriend "Siti Aishah", early on Thursday.
The woman, bearing an Indonesian passport, was seen in CCTV footage shortly after Kim's death.
She is currently remanded in custody to assist investigation.
Indonesian foreign ministry on Thursday confirmed that the woman is an Indonesian national and requested consular access to her.
The first suspect, a female holding a Vietnamese passport, was arrested on Wednesday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport's second terminal.
According to the police, they have been investigating Kim's death as a murder case instead of sudden death. But as of yet, the police have not established connection between the two female suspects.
Kim died later enroute to hospital. His body was taken to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday for post mortem to ascertain the cause of death.
The results of the post mortem are yet to be released.