YouTube video allegedly shows attack on Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport


PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -  A video has emerged on YouTube showing what looks like the attack on Mr Kim Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) last Monday (Feb 13).

The slightly over five-minute clip shows a man resembling Mr Kim, wearing light blue jacket and slacks with a backpack, walking into the airport lobby and looking at the flight schedule before approaching the self check-in kiosk. 

The check-in area looks fairly crowded and two women then show up from opposite directions.

A woman with shoulder-length hair appears to be holding a cloth and lunges at Mr Kim from behind. She reaches over his head and covers his face with the cloth. She resembles Doan Thi Huong, the arrested suspect with a Vietnamese passport. The media had earlier published a CCTV picture of her wearing a blouse with “LOL” emblazoned on it.

A few seconds after the attack, both women are seen walking away in the directions they came from.

The video clip shows the woman who attacked Mr Kim glancing back as she walks quickly away from the scene.

The people at the check-in area all seem oblivious to the attack.

Mr Kim appears to be stunned by the attack and is seen walking swiftly to an information counter and speaking to two personnel there - a man and a woman.

The woman takes him to another part of the building where two policemen in uniform listen to his complaints. His is seen gesturing with both hands to his face and seems to be telling the policemen about the attack.

Although he keeps pointing to his face, he looks unharmed. The two policemen then walk with him to the airport clinic.

Mr Kim could walk normally and did not need any help. The clip ends as he walks into the clinic.

Hours later, he was reported to have died on his way to hospital.