Malaysia police expect remand extension for female suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder

Malaysian police expect the remand for Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah to be extended.
Malaysian police expect the remand for Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah to be extended. PHOTOS: ROYAL MALAYSIA POLICE, REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The police said on Tuesday (Feb 21) they were expecting a remand extension for the two women detained in connection with the murder of Mr Kim Jong Nam as investigations were still ongoing.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat said the remand for Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, will expire on Wednesday.

"We expect their remand to be extended," he said when contacted Tuesday.

Mr Kim Jong Nam, 45, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed when two women allegedly poisoned him at the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) departure hall on Feb 13 at about 9am. He was about to leave for Macau.

On Feb 15, Doan was arrested at KLIA2 as she was attempting to catch a flight back to Vietnam.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah was arrested at a hotel in Ampang at 2am the next day.

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.

 

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Doan, who holds a Vietnamese passport, was an entertainment outlet employee while Siti Aisyah worked as a spa masseuse.

On Friday, the fourth suspect, Ri Jong Chol, 47, from North Korea, was arrested. He had entered Malaysia on Aug 6 last year.