Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

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Siti Aisyah “met some people who looked Japanese or Korean”, Indonesian officials said

An Indonesian lady arrested for a murder of a half-brother of North Korea’s personality has pronounced she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90; £72) to lift out a prank.

Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday in a Malaysian capital.

She pronounced she was given a money to allegation Kim Jong-nam’s face with “baby oil” as partial of a existence uncover joke.

Tests uncover Mr Kim was killed with a rarely poisonous haughtiness representative VX.

It is personal as a arms of mass dump by a United Nations.

Who could be behind a attack?

Unravelling a poser of Kim Jong-nam’s death

Mr Kim died final week after dual women accosted him quickly in a check-in gymnasium during Kuala Lumpur ubiquitous airport.

Malaysian military have pronounced that a brush of a airfield for poisonous chemicals by a debate team, a glow dialect and a Atomic Energy Licensing Board will take place from 01:00 on Sunday (17:00 GMT Saturday).

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There is widespread guess that North Korea was behind a attack, that it strongly denies.

A Vietnamese lady and a North Korean male have also been arrested in tie with a killing. At slightest 7 other suspects are wanted by police.

Media captionCCTV footage appears to uncover a impulse Kim Jong-nam is pounded

After a 30-minute assembly with Siti Aisyah on Saturday, Indonesian Deputy Ambassador Andreano Erwin said: “She usually pronounced in ubiquitous that somebody asked her to do this activity. She usually pronounced in ubiquitous she met with some people who looked Japanese or Korean.

“According to her, that chairman gave her 400 ringgits to do this activity… She usually pronounced she was given a kind of oil, like baby oil.”

The officials pronounced they did not see any earthy signs that a think had been influenced by a chemical.

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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is a other lady being held

Vietnamese officials also met their arrested national, Doan Thi Huong, 28, though done no comment.

Malaysia’s military arch Khalid Abu Bakar pronounced on Friday that a participation of a haughtiness representative had been rescued in swabs taken from Mr Kim’s eyes and face.

Mr Kim had sought medical assistance during a airport, observant someone had splashed or sprayed him with liquid. He afterwards had a seizure and died on a approach to hospital.

What is a lethal VX haughtiness agent?

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Molecular indication of VX haughtiness representative shows atoms represented as spheres

  • The many manly of a famous chemical crusade agents, it is a clear, amber-coloured, greasy glass that is uninspired and odourless
  • Works by perspicacious a skin and disrupting a delivery of haughtiness impulses – a dump on a skin can kill in minutes. Lower doses can means eye pain, confused vision, fatigue and vomiting
  • It can be disseminated in a mist or effluvium when used as a chemical weapon, or used to pervert water, food, and rural products
  • VX can be engrossed into a physique by inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, or eye contact
  • Clothing can lift VX for about 30 mins after hit with a vapour, that can display other people
  • Banned by a 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention

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Who was Kim Jong-nam?

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North Korea has not identified a male who died as Kim Jong-nam, usually as a North Korean citizen

The well-travelled and multilingual oldest son of late North Korean personality Kim Jong-il, he was once deliberate a intensity destiny leader. He has lived abroad for years and was bypassed in foster of his half-brother, Kim Jong-un.

He had been travelling on a pass underneath a name Kim Chol. North Korea has nonetheless to endorse that a defunct was indeed Kim Jong-nam.

For many years, it was believed Kim Jong-nam was being neat to attain his father as a subsequent leader.

But that appears to have come to an finish in 2001 when Kim was held unctuous into Japan on a feign passport.

He after became one of a regime’s many high-profile critics, plainly doubt a peremptory policies and dynastic period his grandfather Kim Il-sung began crafting in 1948.

Kim Jong-nam, North Korea’s censor in exile

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