Sus­pect’s boyfriend de­tained

The Borneo Post - - FRONT PAGE -

KUALA LUMPUR: The po­lice have ar­rested a Malaysian man to as­sist them in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the killing of Kim Jong-nam, el­der half­brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Mon­day.

Se­lan­gor po­lice chief Datuk Ab­dul Samah Mat said the 26year- old man is be­lieved to be the boyfriend of an In­done­sian woman sus­pect who was ar­rested early yes­ter­day.

The man was ar­rested in Am­pang at 6pm on Wed­nes­day, he said.

“We ar­rested the man to as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The man was held to help trace the In­done­sian woman. She was ar­rested early to­day ( yes­ter­day),” he said to Ber­nama.

Ear­lier yes­ter­day, In­spec­torGen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, in a state­ment, said a woman who went by the name of Siti Aishah and was born in Serang, In­done­sia, on 11 Fe­bru­ary 1992, had been ar­rested. She held an In­done­sian pass­port.

Siti Aishah is the se­cond woman to have been ar­rested over the killing of Jong-nam.

The first woman, iden­ti­fied

We ar­rested the man to as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The man was held to help trace the In­done­sian woman. She was ar­rested early to­day (yes­ter­day).

as Doan Thi Huong, 29, bearer of a Viet­namese pass­port, was ar­rested at KL In­ter­na­tional Air­port 2 ( klia2) at 8.20am on Wed­nes­day.

Last Mon­day, Jong-nam was re­port­edly at klia2 at 8am to board a flight to Ma­cau an hour later when a woman sud­denly cov­ered his face with a cloth laced with poi­son.

Jong-nam, who had used the name Kim Chol, re­port­edly died on the way to the Pu­tra­jaya Hospi­tal.

Deputy In­spec­tor- Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim had said that more ar­rests were ex­pected.

It is learnt that the po­lice are seek­ing four men to as­sist the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. — Ber­nama

Datuk Ab­dul Samah Mat, Se­lan­gor po­lice chief

A po­lice of­fi­cer talk­ing to the driver of a North Korean Em­bassy ve­hi­cle at In­sti­tute of Foren­sic Medicine at Kuala Lumpur Hospi­tal. — Ber­nama photo

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