Woman Held Over Kim Jong-Nam Assassination Thought She Was Pranking Him

A woman arrested in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-un‘s half-brother Kim Jong-nam says she was asked to spray the North Korean defector as part of a “prank”, local media reports.

The woman, whose Vietnamese passport says she is 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong, says she was instructed by four men to spray the liquid on Kim as her female companion covered his face with a handkerchief – but apparently did not know she was taking part in murder.

She was arrested overnight following the death of Kim, 46, in Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia on Monday in broad daylight.

“The suspect was positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of the arrest,” Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told state media Bernama.

And uh – CCTV footage released by local media puts the woman in a LOL shirt. That is cold.

Chinese media site Oriental Daily reports that the woman “looks Korean” and spoke to police in “English and simple Malay”, and therefore it cannot be ruled out that she was using a fake passport.

An autopsy on the body of Kim, which North Korean government officials objected to being performed in the first place, has now been completed.

Fairfax reports that South Korea‘s intelligence agency claim the two women responsible for the assassination are North Korean spies, and blame Kim John-un’s “paranoia” as he attempts to tighten his grip on the country.

The North Korean embassy in Malaysia has requested the immediate return of the body.

Photo: East TV.