THE hunt is on for the murderer of the playboyÂ half-brother of Kim Jong-un, who was reportedly killed with a poisoned PEN
Kim Jong-nam died after reportedly being attacked by two women believed to be North Korean agents at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday.
Now one of the women seen in CCTV footage wearing a sweatshirt with â€˜LOLâ€™ (laugh out loud) emblazoned across the front has reportedly been arrested.
Malaysian authorities have detained a woman from Myanmar in connection with the investigation into the death, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reportedÂ today.
The woman was detained in the low-cost terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bernama reported, citing a deputy inspector general of police.
Soon after Royal Malaysian Police released a statement saying a female suspect had a Vietnamese passportÂ naming her as 28-year-old Doan Thi HuongÂ when she was arrested.
It also said she wasÂ â€œpositively identified from CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of the arrestâ€.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim told Malaysiaâ€™s Star that officers are also looking for â€œseveral moreâ€ suspects.
When asked if the suspect was the woman pictured in the CCTV footage, he said: â€œIt is her.â€
Police sources said they were also looking for four men in connection with the case.
Earlier reports said the assailants fled the scene in a taxi immediately after the attack.
The taxi driver whoÂ drove theÂ womenÂ has also been arrested, reportsÂ Oriental Daily, citing a police source.
The source added: â€œOne sprayed the poison on him and another then used a handkerchief to cover his face for around 10 seconds.â€
Joohee Cho, chief of the ABC News bureau in Seoul, South Korea, said the assassins hadÂ been found dead, citing a police source.
There was speculation Kim Jong-nam was targeted on the orders of his younger brother, the North Korean dictator.
Malaysian police say the 45-year-old was ambushed while waiting for a flight to Macau.
Kim told medical workers that heâ€™d been sprayed with a chemical, which brings to mind previousÂ attacks with poison-tipped pens linked to North Korean assassins.
A US government source said America strongly believes North Korean agents carried out the killing.
Japanese media quoted the government in Tokyo as saying those women may now be dead. None of this speculation has been confirmed yet.