Doan Thin Hoang, 28, is one of two women suspected in Monday's fatal poisoning of Kim Jong Nam at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It's unclear whether the documents were genuine. For now, Malaysian police classified it as a case of "sudden death" and are awaiting autopsy results to decide further action, a Malaysian police official told the Telegraph.
Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of late leader Kim Jong Il, had spoken out publicly against his family's control of North Korea.
"It seems assured that the person who was killed was Kim Jong Nam", said Jeong Joon-hee, the South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman.
Jong-nam was at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, a low cost airport, waiting for his flight to Macau on Monday (13 February) when he was allegedly "killed".
Who is Kim Jong-nam?
"[The] suspect was positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of the arrest", a statement read.
Ken Gause, from the CNA think tank in Washington, has studied North Korea's leadership for 30 years and said Kim Chol was a name that Kim Jong-nam had travelled under.
The suspected assassination of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has helped thrust the secretive nation and its secretive first family back into the limelight.
He was probably not viewed as a direct threat to his half brother, but as "an obstacle to Kim Jong Un's plan to maintain the regime for the next 20 to 30 years", the professor said. "The Malaysian government did not specify [that the murdered man is Kim Jong Nam]".
Malaysian authorities denied a request by North Korean officials to turnover the body without a postmortem, according to WSJ.
Jong-nam could've had the North Korean throne for himself, but apparently he was enjoying women and gambling in Macau to much.
YG: Although Kim Jong Un's approval of an assassination is possible, I think it is also possible that the regime's high-ranking officials close to Kim Jong Un may have acted out of loyalty and internal competition.
Hong Kong newspaper Oriental Daily News reported China has deployed 1,000 additional troops to the area, and that local residents have confirmed their arrival. But we do know that Kim Jong Nam fell out of favor with his father in 2001 when he was caught trying to travel to Japan to visit Disneyland using a fake passport from the Dominican Republic.