Kim Jong Nam killing: Second suspect an Indonesian

tahanKUALA LUMPUR: According to the police, the second suspect arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam is a 25-year-old from Serang, Indonesia.

The woman was detained at an undisclosed location at 2am, the police said in a statement released by Bukit Aman today.

Police had earlier arrested a 28-year-old woman holding a Vietnamese passport. She was detained yesterday at klia2, where she had gone to take a flight to Vietnam.

Both women were positively identified based on the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage taken on the day of the alleged killing, and were alone when they were arrested, according to the police statement.

Selangor police chief Abdul Samah Mat told media this morning that both women had been remanded for a week to facilitate investigations into the case.

Magistrate Sharifah Muhayman Abd Khalib granted the remand application.

Sharifah was seen arriving at Sepang police headquarters at 10.30am. She left 30 minutes later.

Media personnel were barred from entering the compound and were also prohibited from taking photos of the police headquarters.

Foreign and local media stationed at the Shah Alam court this morning rushed to the Sepang magistrates court in Salak Tinggi, only to discover that the suspects had been remanded at the police headquarters instead.

Jong Nam, who is the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, arrived in Malaysia on Feb 6, and was scheduled to board a 9am flight to Macau on Monday. While at the klia2, he was approached by a woman who sprayed him with a liquid, while another woman held a cloth over his face.

He asked for medical assistance at the klia2 service counter but died on the way to the hospital.

Malaysian police initially identified Jong Nam as a North Korean named Kim Chol based on the details of his passport.

It is believed that Jong Nam often travelled under the name Kim Chol.