Police say they have arrested one of the women believed to be involved in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on Monday.
According to the Star Online, the woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was detained by police in front of the airport at about 9am today.
She was carrying a Vietnamese passport.
Asked if the suspect was the woman pictured in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said, “It is her.”
“We recognised her from the footage and picked her up. We are holding her in the Selangor police headquarters for questioning.
“Yes, we believe she was involved in the incident on Monday,” he said.
He said police are now working with diplomats from North Korea and Vietnam to ascertain if the woman in their custody is of Vietnamese origin.
Noor Rashid said besides another female accomplice, police were also looking for “several more” suspects involved in the death.
Meanwhile Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai has given his assurance that Malaysian airports are safe, in light of the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam
“It has nothing to do with our airport’s safety.
“We have a very good security camera system.
“Our airports are safe,” The Star Online reported as he saying today.
Liow declined to make further comment on the case as it is a police matter, but said that Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) would give its full cooperation.
Reports claim that Jong-Un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam was killed after being poisoned by two women suspected to be North Korean operatives while waiting to board a flight.
One of the women was fair-skinned dressed in a white top and blue denim skirt, was caught on CCTV getting into a taxi before being driven off.