Woman arrested, probe ongoing into Kim Jong Nam's death

Woman arrested, probe ongoing into Kim Jong Nam's death

Multiple South Korean media reports, citing unidentified sources, said two women believed to be North Korean agents killed him with some kind of poison before fleeing in a taxi.

Malaysian police detained a woman holding Vietnamese travel papers, and were looking for several other foreign suspects.

Kim is believed to have been born on May 10, 1971, although birthdays are always unclear for senior North Koreans, Mr Gause said.

Reuters reported that three sources, all Malaysian government officials, claimed that North Korean officials had tried to dissuade them from carrying out a post-mortem to determine the cause of Jong-nam's death.

The eldest son of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Nam was hidden from public view for years because his father and actress mother were not legally married.

After complaining to airport staff of diziness, Jong-nam was rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital, but died en route. Kim Hong Un reportedly ordered his execution.

But the government of South Korea has said it is certain it is him.

"If Kim Jong Nam's assassination is confirmed to be carried out by the North Korean regime, the case demonstrates the cruelty and anti-humanity", Hwang added.

Visitors to one of the most heavily guarded borders in the world can spy through telescopes on their cousins to the North. In 2012 he published the book: "My Father, Kim Jong Il, and I - Kim Jong Nam's Confessions", based on interviews and about 150 emails he exchanged with Kim Jong Nam for seven years.

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Bong also said the development could mean that, having demonstrated his power, the North Korean leader might now feel he has the latitude to strike a deal with US President Donald Trump without appearing weak.

The police officials have said an operation is underway to arrest the suspected agents. "We clearly know that the only way to run away is to commit suicide", the letter said.

After the incident, Kim Jong Nam was believed to have lived in semi-exile in China and Macau, and developed a reputation as something of a playboy - but also as a critic of his family's rule.

Kim Jong Nam spent large amounts of time outside North Korea.

Malaysia is yet to formally confirm that the dead man is Kim Jong-nam, as he was travelling under a different name, Kim Chol.

But his attempt to visit Tokyo Disneyland reportedly soured North Korea's leadership on his potential as a successor.

Kim Jong-nam's wife is now staying in Beijing with a son, while his second wife is living in Macao with a son and a daughter.

On Feb. 13, Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, was assassinated while waiting to board a flight in Kuala Lumpur.

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