Two women who were arrested for the murder of Kim Jong Nam have been arrested and are being interrogated over the events that occurred begin to give details about how they ended up assassinating the brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, churning out a story about how they were Malaysian call girls who were told they were playing a prank for a TV game show.
The crime and prostitution problem in Malaysia thrives, and these two women are a prime examples in this case. The women, Doan Thi Huong, from Vietnam, and Siti Aishah, from Indonesia – both in their mid to late 20s, were easily fooled by North Korean agents.
They both admit to being call girls, escorting wealthy men to bars and nightclubs, and ending up in their bedrooms. The women claim that they were told this would be for a television show, no harm would come to anyone, and that they were told that the liquid was harmless, part of a prank show in which members of the public would have liquid thrown in their faces.
Despite their claims of ignorance, police are preparing murder charges against the two. The two have cooperated with police and given out names and information of all they could remember when they were recruited. They were promised money and rewards if they participated “on the TV show”.
Police have also revealed that one of the women was sick after ingesting some of the chemical used to kill Kim Jong Nam, agent VX. She is throwing up and refusing food, though doctors say her life is not at risk, and it is possible she didn’t wash her hands properly after handling the nerve agent VX at the time of the airport incident.
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She has fallen sick, police revealed, because she ingested some of the ‘harmless’ liquid she and Aishah were involved in spraying in Kim’s face at Kuala Lumpur airport.
She has been vomiting and refusing food, sources said, because the liquid has been identified as a deadly nerve agent known as VX. Although she is not in any danger to her life, it is possible that she did not wash her hands properly after the airport incident.
Just where the deadly chemical came from – whether it was brought into the country by a North Korean agent or was produced locally – was still being investigated today but suspicion that it might have been produced in Kuala Lumpur has been suggested by The Star newspaper.
It reported that a hazardous material team had gone to an apartment in the city, understood to be where North Korean chemist, Ri Jong-chol, had been living, and had seized various chemicals, several pairs of gloves and shoes.
Malaysian experts are now trying to ascertain whether the deadly chemical used to kill Kim was made up of more than the nerve agent VX. But as far as the two arrested women were concerned, they continue to claim they did not know its dangers.
Aishah has told police that she believed the liquid was just baby oil.
Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia, Andreano Erwin, who visited Aishah today, told reporters today that she had been paid the equivalent of £72 to take part in the ‘prank’.
‘She didn’t know it was poison. That is the answer from her,’ he said.