Kim Jong-un’s Half-Brother Assassinated by Two Female Agents in Malaysia

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Kim Jong Nam, exile and eldest son of North Korea’s ex-supreme leader Kim Jong-il, was killed in Malaysia on 13 February 2017. With suspicions of assassination running high, his death at Kuala Lumpur International Airport is rife with conspiracies. However, these plots arise with good reason, as an autopsy has been planned to determine his cause of death. Here we take a look at the mysterious passing of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, investigating the strange circumstance which includes two female assassins and the use of poison.

An Introduction to Kim Jong Nam

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It is no surprise that Kim Jong Nam could have been targeted for an assassination. His rumored involvement in a North Korean computing group, notorious for cyber attacks and money laundering, made him a man with both powerful friends and even more powerful enemies. This shunned golden-boy was once heir to the leadership of North Korea. However, he fell into disrepute with his father after a great scandal. He grew up in the lap of luxury but left the country in 2003. Since his estrangement, Kim Jong Nam became rather reclusive. It is believed that he had homes in Macau, Beijing, and Singapore, despite keeping a low profile.

Playboy, Exile and Passport Forger

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The late Kim Jong Nam was awaiting a flight to Macau when he was attacked. His body was first identified under the false identity “‘Kim Chol” born June 10, 1970, which he was using at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. He had three other false identities on him. This is not the first time that Kim Jong Nam forged travel documents. In 2011 he was arrested for entering Tokyo with a falsified ID, claiming that he only wanted to visit ‘Disneyland.’ As the black sheep of the family, Kim Jong Nam had extensive ties with Chinese government officials and had a widely-known passion for gambling, women, and nightlife.

The Suspected Assassins

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Two female assailants were caught on CCTV footage at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. A police source, as reported by Oriental Daily, gives the following account, “One sprayed the poison on him, and another then used a handkerchief to cover his face for around 10 seconds.” yet many stories still report a needle being involved. Both women were suspected to be North Korean covert agents, although this is challenged by the notion that at least one of the “murderers” were under the impression that they were part of a harmless prank. Reports speculate that police are looking for up to six people that may have been involved.

Assassin Found Dead with Wad of Cash

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The woman above wearing the ‘LOL’ shirt checked into the two-star Qlassic Hotel on Saturday, February 11th. She did not wish to be named and chose the cheapest room with no windows. She also tried to extend her stay carrying a wad of cash in hand, according to a Qlassic front desk employee. One night later she checked into the CityView Hotel, also anonymously. This time she had a backpack and a large teddy bear. After doing nothing more than complaining about the Wi-Fi and loaning scissors, she left that afternoon, leaving the scissors and her hair in a bin. She changed her hairstyle. It was then that she checked into the SkyStar Hotel under the Vietnamese name of Doan Thi Huong, staying just one night. No one knows where she went after that. Joohee Cho, chief of the ABC News bureau in Seoul, South Korea, has reported that this woman has indeed been found dead. The second woman involved was detained shortly after the incident.

Suspects Arrested So far

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Evidence shows that both females were seen shortly after the scene, speeding away in a taxi. Since then the woman who has become known across Malaysia as the ‘LOL girl’ has been found dead. Details of her passing are being investigated. The other woman involved has since been taken into custody and identified as Siti Aisyah. Indonesian authorities remain fervent that she is nothing more than a victim of this crime. Malaysian police have also arrested an unnamed woman believed to be connected with Kim Jong Nam’s murder. Just before Siti’s arrest, a 26-year-old man named Muhammad Farid Jalaluddin was apprehended, as was the taxi driver.

Siti Aisyah – The Accidental Killer

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Siti Aisyah is one of two women who is currently being held by Indonesian authorities. The fact that this woman stayed in a hotel in the same city as the murder, extremely close to the airport, is being cited as backing for her not-guilty verdict. Some reports declare that she had been manipulated into playing along with what she thought was an elaborate prank. Originating in the slums of Jakarta, Siti apparently moved to Malaysia seeking work. She came from a simple background, making her involvement with this assassination a shock to her nation. Most authorities believe her story as North Korean operatives have been known to unwittingly involve the public in the past.

Kim Jong Nam’s Many Enemies

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During his controversial life, Kim Jong Nam certainly made a lot of enemies, worst of all his brother and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un. Many assassination theories are floating around. He is suspected of money laundering through Macau casinos using his ties to Office 39. This “secret” department is said to source foreign income for the Kim regime, using less-than-legal methods. Others believe that Kim Jong Nam merely annoyed his brother for the last time driving him to murder, as he is infamous for criticizing the North Korean leader. Perhaps his death had something to do with the Chinese protection which Kim Jong Nam was believed to be under. China’s protégé could have been caught in training, forming the motivation for his murder. The truth is that no one knows, yet.

Malaysia Demands Family DNA

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North Korea requested the body of the deceased on Thursday 16th February, yet Malaysia refuses to allow the corpse to be transported until family DNA has been provided. No such proof has been given, and Kim Jong Nam still lies unclaimed. Hopefully one of Kim Jong Nam’s suspected six children would come forward to claim their estranged father’s body. Despite objections from North Korea, an autopsy on has been completed, although the results have not yet been made public. There is no chance that Kim family DNA will be passed over to a foreign body out of fear that it will be used for nefarious purposes. North Korea is paranoid and with good reason.

Government Conspiracy Looms

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The media has run rampant with wild rumors circulating that North Korea has direct involvement in this assassination. While it is evident that no claim will be made on Kim Jong Nam’s death if it was indeed the North Korean dictator at work, this would not be the first time that his foes fell dead at a convenient time and exotic place. Many believe the strategic assassination of all of Kim Jong-un’s enemies has been happening for a while. All this is helping to seal his point of power in his totalitarian state. After all, USNews.com reports that the National Intelligence Service in Malaysia know of both North Korea’s five-year-running attempt to kill Kim Jong Nam and a letter that the deceased wrote to his brother begging for his life and that of his family in 2012.

North Korea’s History of Strategic Assassinations

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Adding to the allegations of murder against Kim Jong-un is the long string of assassination attempts on North Koreans while out of the country. From the Blue House assault of 1968 at the heart of the Cold War which saw the death of South Korean President Park Chung-hee, to the murder of diplomat Choi Duk-keun in 1996, North Korea has a bloody history. In 1997, a nephew of Kim Jong Nam’s mother, Sung Hye-him, was even fatally shot outside his house. This assassination was also carried out by two assailants, but they were never caught. All signs point to the murder being orchestrated by Kim Jong-un.

The Death of Kim Jong Nam

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Ten seconds was all that it took to send Kim Jong Nam to his deathbed. The scene played out in broad daylight as if swept straight from a Hollywood movie. After the unknown substance was thrown into Kim Jong Nam’s face, he began grimacing in pain and was immediately transported to hospital. He died on the way. Due to the severe restrictions on communication, most of North Korea’s 25 million people remain blissfully unaware of the assassination of the exiled North Korean. Internet use in North Korea is banned, and only a few of the richest and most elite citizens are allowed to own a cell phone. Kim Jong Nam’s final words were “Very painful, I was sprayed liquid”. If North Korea has anything to say about it, that is exactly where the matter will end.

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