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Pablo Tucker
February 17, 2017

"He is not one of the prime suspects but he is assisting us with the investigation", said Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat.

A North Korean man driving a black Mercedes with North Korean diplomatic plates refused to answer a journalist's questions when he drove into the embassy in Kuala Lumpur Thursday afternoon.

Kim Jong Nam, who was in his mid-40s, died Monday after seeking medical assistance at a customer service counter at Kuala Lumpur airport. He died en route to hospital.

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.

Kim Jong Nam was estranged from his younger half brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and had been living overseas for years.

Kim Jong Nam had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the isolated, nuclear-armed state, and he had also expressed fears for this safety.

Ironically, or perhaps not, the swirling reports of the hit on half-brother Kim Jong Nam at a Malaysian airport come as the nation is gearing up for one of the biggest leader-reverence events of the year.

The Royal Malysian Police has said in a statement that a second woman suspect had been arrested in connection to the death of Kim Jong Un's brother.

The woman was using an Indonesian passport bearing the name Siti Aishah and she was from Serang in Banten province.

A high-profile transnational murder case in Malaysia has taken a surprising twist after local authorities announced on Thursday the arrest of two suspects, including an Indonesian woman.

In October 2012, South Korean prosecutors said a North Korean man detained as a spy had admitted involvement in a plot to stage a hit-run accident targeting Kim Jong-nam in China in 2010.

Malaysian police officers stand outside Putrajaya Hospital, outside Kuala Lumpur, where the body of Kim Jong Un's brother was initially brought.

"There is no satisfactory solution to the North Korea problem that is not a military solution or internal regime change", he says".

All we have heard about what Pyongyang wants is from Malaysian officials, who have said they will turn the body over if a formal written request is made.

The results of the autopsy are yet to be released but speculation so far has focused on Kim Jong Un as the primary suspect, with a motive to dispatch a potential leadership rival.

The victim, who was in his mid-40s, was the eldest of former dictator Kim Jong Il's children. But regardless of whether Kim Jong-nam's ties to China or South Korea - or a separate factor - brought about his downfall, his killing continues a bloody streak.

Kim Jong Nam's two younger brothers share a mother: Kim Jong Il's Japan-born mistress, the dancer Ko Yong Hui.

In October 2016, a group of former U.S. diplomats held closed door talks in Kuala Lumpur with senior Pyongyang officials amid an worldwide effort at that time to further isolate North Korea.

After growing up in Western countries, Kim had been living outside North Korea for decades.

Malaysian authorities rebuffed North Korean officials' efforts to stop an autopsy being carried out on Kim, three Malaysian government sources familiar with the stand-off told Reuters.

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