After the assassination of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un’s brother in Malaysia last week, the Malaysian authorities are looking at two female suspects for the murder.
The “Dear Leader’s” half brother Kim Jong-nam was assaulted in the Malaysian airport last Monday and appears to have been forcibly poisoned. Video footage of one of the suspects, Doan Thi Huong (28 years-old from Vietnam), shows what appears to be her and an Indonesian accomplice throwing a substance into the victim’s face.
According to authorities and reported by the Daily Caller:
“We strongly believe it is a planned thing and that they have been trained to do that,” Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said at a press conference Wednesday, adding that he believes the two women coated their hands with the poison.
Huong at first claimed that she thought she was taking part in a television prank recording. Her past appears to be quite strange for a “femme fatale”.
Malaysian authorities investigating the murder of Kim Jong-un’s brother are trying to figure out how one of the suspects went from singing pop songs to carrying out high-profile hits.
Huong originally worked at an entertainment outlet, reports Reuters, which was able to find the suspect’s Facebook page under the name “Ruby Ruby.”
Huong reportedly took part in a talent show called Vietnam Idol in June 2016, but she was dismissed in the first round of the competition.
It is unclear how she ended up assassinating Kim Jong-un’s brother eight months later, but there is a Korean link.
South Korean police revealed that Huong visited Jeju Island for four days in November. Furthermore, an overwhelming majority of her Facebook friends are Korean.