Fourth suspect arrested as Malaysian police hunt for those behind Kim Jong Nam's murder

Fourth suspect arrested as Malaysian police hunt for those behind Kim Jong Nam's murder
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KUALA LUMPUR - A fourth person has been arrested in connection to the murder of Mr Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The 47-year-old suspect was found to be holding a North Korean passport at the time of arrest.

It is learnt that the suspect was arrested after police raided a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Lama at about 11pm on Friday (Feb 17).

Three more men are being hunted by police in the investigation into the murder.

On Thursday, Indonesian Siti Aisyah was arrested at a hotel in Ampang at 2am. Police said she was identified based on CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest.

Her boyfriend was also picked up by police to assist with investigations

On Wednesday, the first suspect, who holds a Vietnamese passport bearing the name Doan Thi Huong, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) as she was preparing to board a flight to Vietnam. She had taken a taxi from a hotel in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi to the airport that day.

Mr Kim Jong Nam, 45, was killed by two women who splashed his face with a chemical at the KLIA 2 departure hall at about 9am on Monday. He was about to leave for Macau.

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