Malaysian authorities describe the killing as a brazen, public assassination that happened in a crowded airport. Almost no one who saw it had a clue what was going on.
People watch a TV with the news of Kim Jong Nam’s death.
Police say Kim Jong Nam died in an ambulance on February 13, after being poisoned by VX nerve agent, a substance so deadly the United Nations classifies it as a weapon of mass destruction.
He was exposed shortly after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 — the terminal for budget airlines — to catch a flight to his adopted home of Macau, a Chinese-controlled territory and gambling mecca. He had been living there for years, “more or less exiled” there, Denny Roy, a North Korea analyst at the East-West Center told CNN in 2011.
Malaysian investigators allege Aisyah and Huong each wiped the VX on his face and then quickly washed their hands to protect themselves.
Security footage shows one of them approaching him from behind, rubbing something on his face and then running away.
Video appears to show Kim Jong Nam attacked
Kim sought help nearby, but by the time he arrived at the airport clinic he fainted. The VX was kicking into overdrive, suffocating him.
An ambulance was called, but it was too late. Kim died en route to the hospital.
The poison killed him in fewer than 20 minutes, police say.
Both South Korea and Malaysia publicly blame North Korea for Kim’s killing. Pyongyang vehemently denies it.
Kim Jong Nam as a young boy.
Kim was born in hiding.
He was an illegitimate child in a deeply conservative country, the result of an affair between his father and a famous, married actress. Kim Jong Il worried the news of his first-born son could hurt his chances of succeeding Kim Il Sung, the country’s founder. So the child lived in hiding for the first few years of his life, Sung Hae Rang, Kim Jong Nam’s aunt, told TIME in 2003 after defecting.
Kim Jong Nam was revealed to his grandfather once Kim Jong Il’s plans were solidified, according to “Exit Emperor Kim Jong Il,” a book about Kim Jong Il which relies heavily on the testimony of Hwang Jang Yop, a former mentor of Kim’s who defected.
He was then raised as North Korea’s heir-apparent, schooled around the world and eventually working for the government.
But the fall from grace came quickly.
Kim was caught at the Tokyo airport in 2001 with cash and a fake passport. He said he was trying to go to Disneyland.
Some say the excuse was a cover and believe Kim was working for Office 39, North Korea’s secret operation to fill its coffers through shady dealings around the globe, “Exit Emperor Kim Jong Il” reveals.
That was end of Kim’s political career. He turned to a life of self-imposed exile in Macau. Once Kim Jong Un took the reins, he would need to hide from a brother he never met and would always see him as threat, analysts say.
“Given his heritage, (Kim) Jong Nam was viewed by some elderly North Korean elites as a kind of grandson figure,” Michael Madden, an expert on North Korean leadership, wrote. “This affection and relationship could not necessarily form a basis of political support domestically, but it would have been helpful had (Kim) Jong Nam ever put himself forward as a political rival to his half-brother.”
Until his death, Kim lived a lavish but subdued lifestyle, fearful of a younger brother who analysts say would always see him as a threat.
Royal Malaysian Police Inspector-General Khalid Abu Bakar.
Kim was killed while traveling on false documents; his passport played a role in the ensuing diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea.
To do that, it was necessary to conduct a DNA test and autopsy to figure out the cause of death.
Pyongyang was furious — the man’s passport said he was Kim Chol. He was their citizen, and the body should be handed back to them, they said.
Kang Chol, North Korea’s former ambassador to Malaysia.
North Korea’s ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, said his country would reject the results of what he called a “forced” autopsy. He also demanded the return of the body.
Malaysia stood its ground. Without DNA from a next of kin, the country wouldn’t hand over Kim Jong Nam’s body. Officials said the country was taking standard investigative procedures that are common around the globe.
Doan Thi Huong is escorted by police.
Siti Aisyah was arrested on the Thursday after Kim Jong Nam’s murder.
Her week began more festively: with her birthday party. On the night of February 12, the Sunday before Kim Jong Nam was killed, she gathered with a small group of friends to mark the occasion.
The scenes, which surfaced on social media,are what you’d expect:people singing “Happy Birthday,” Siti blowing out candles and enjoying the company of her friends. It’s what you’d expect for an intimate gathering.
What’s striking is that the same woman committed murder just hours later, Malaysian authorities claim.
A birthday and an assassination
Investigators say Aisyah and Duong knew what they were doing in the case. The pair claim they were duped, with Aisyah’s aunt telling CNN her niece thought she’d been hired to work as a comedian, pranking strangers by smearing stuff on their faces.
Police say Aisyah and Huong were spotted smearing people’s faces at nearby malls, and believe this was “practice.”
And on the day of the killing, the four men were spotted on security footage at the airport.
Police say they supplied Huong and Aisyah with the liquid to rub on Kim’s face and then left the country.
A wall in front of the mortuary of the where Kim Jong Nam’s body was believed to have been kept.
Days later, the Malaysian authorities named the quartet as suspects in the case. But there’s no sign that Malaysian authorities are any closer to tracking them down.
They’re believed to be back in North Korea and Kuala Lumpur has asked Pyongyang to hand them over. Interpol, the international police agency, has issued red notices for them.
The North Koreans have not handed them over. For the most part, Pyongyang has insinuated that the investigation was tainted from the beginning, when South Korea was the first country to name Kim Jong Nam as the victim.
Ambassador Kang then publicly accused Malaysian officials of conspiring with “hostile forces” and expelled the Malaysian ambassador.
Eventually, each country barred the others’ citizens from leaving. A small group of Malaysian diplomats and their families were prevented from leaving North Korea. And three North Koreans hid in their country’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur, presumably to avoid the cops.
All the while, Aisyah and Huong sat in their cells.
Siti Aisyah is led into a vehicle by police.
The standoff lasted three weeks as the murder mystery and its spy novel plot twists captivated the world.
The nine Malaysians stuck in Pyongyang were allowed to return home. North Korea eventually got Kim’s body back, which had by then been identified using DNA from his son.
Three North Koreans who were wanted for questioning but seeking refuge in the embassy were interviewed and then allowed to leave, Malaysian police said.
But the four suspects are still at large. The murder remains under investigation, which could continue for some time, police say.
Even though the geopolitical fallout surrounding Kim Jong Nam’s death has subsided, for Huong and Aisyah, the story continues, with potential life-or-death consequences.
If you like our content help us with a share… or two …
Also - I have some free stuff for you .......
Nr 1. In This FREE Report you can Discover:
Secrets to acquiring the freshest, hottest leads via YouTube In-Stream ads quickly and easily!
Best secret tips for the most effective targeting for your ads!
Totally legal, but little-known method for literally stealing traffic from your competitors!
Get more traffic to your videos and landing pages without spending a fortune!
And much more - all within this special FREE report!
Nr 2. Did you know you can Absolutely EXPLODE YOUR EMAIL LIST FOR FREE with UNTOUCHED offline sources?
Nr 3. The #1 secret to becoming an affiliate superstar - Earn your first $100 online – without a dime to invest.
If you’re still looking to “make it online – I have just the thing for you. It’s a video series that shows how to make your first $100 online – even if you don’t have a dime to invest. Yes – nothing. Free. Nada. Is this possible? You bet. It’s the most powerful system used by those “in the know”. Good things don’t have to be difficult. And they don’t only come to those who wait. Have A Look
Nr 4. Top 10 Email Marketing Mistakes. Which of these mistakes do you make?
Nr 5. You can learn about :
The hottest social networking site that will send an unlimited stampede of traffic to your site - for FREE!
How to quickly locate a swarm of hungry buyers using "information portals"!
The fast and easy way to use simple images to siphon targeted traffic, on command!
Learn how to get the most possible traffic from Instagram, and make sure that traffic converts!
And much more ...
Nr 6. It’s no secret… Facebook is an incredible place to get tons of free, viral traffic. But… most people are going about it all wrong. How many of these mistakes are you making? Download the free report to find out.
Nr 7. Special free report . It's called "Operation Midas Touch" and you can download it here...
The report features a surefire method for generating at least $1000 per week online,without a website or product of your own!
Nr 8. Instagram is still one of the hottest ways to get a LOT of traffic fast. All by sharing images. Sounds easy enough, yeah? Well, yes and no. If you want to really start driving a lot of traffic and making sales using Instagram then you should download this report.
Nr 9. When it comes to creating a product online there are so many ways to approach it. Wouldn’t it be great to just get the meat of it all so you can get started faster? Well, the good news is, today you can download a guide called the Product Creation Formula Quickstart Guide. It’s as the title suggests - a Quickstart guide. You’ll get a list of action steps to take right away. Download your copy today !
Nr 10. Would you like to finally USE all of that dusty PLR you have sitting around on your harddrive? Or maybe find the resources for the best PLR available - at the best prices? What about how to use that PLR to make you money with just a few minutes of work. Well, you’re not going to want to miss this!
Nr 11. Buzzfeed’s top post has more than 21 million views. Think about that for a sec… ONE of their articles has had over 21 million people who have read it! And they have thousands of articles... what would you do with that kind of traffic? A friend of mine hacked their method and was able to use it to get 11,592 targeted new subscribers in 2 weeks on their very first attempt!
Nr 12. Push notifications are one of today's hottest trends in website traffic and conversions, and for good reason. Studies have shown that as many as 40% of people will opt-in for push notifications, which is about TEN TIMES the rate of people who opt-in for emails! That’s huge! Not only that, but they're also highly effective at pulling clicks, as well. Some studies have shown CTR at an average of around 40%, with highs of as much as 80%! Again, that’s huge!
Nr 13. Would you like to know how to get more money from the exact same number of website visitors you’re currently getting? Even if you’re website is getting as few as 1-2 visitors a day, this report will show you how to increase your profits using these few handy hacks.
Nr 14. People have now realised that it's not the size of the list which matters, it's the quality. ... and the only way to create a quality list is by launching your own products. Let it be $7 ebooks, $17 info products, $27 video training product or software's... all of these work. My good friend Kevin Fahey has is revealing how he's launched over 20 products in the past 4 years, many of them top sellers. Needless to say he's banked a handsome amount in this time.
Nr 15. Do you ever feel that the man you like or even love, just doesn't see you or desire you in way you want him to? Or... maybe you're able to get a man's attention though not the right kind of attention? Or... maybe you're still single because you wait and wait for men to approach you first? What you may not know is that the way we flirt will either attract the "wrong" man for us or the "right" man.
Nr 16. When it comes to getting sales and leads online, there is ONE thing that 95% of marketers use... it's called a LIST. My friend Jimmy just released a free book that explains WHY a list is important and how YOU can build your own list. It's available right here (and it won't cost you a penny)
Nr 17. If you have tried everything, and still aren't able to get your Ex back, then you need to pay attention.
Nr 18. What if I told you that you could make ANY woman WANT to do ANYTHING for you? Would you think I'm crazy? Well... what If I told you that you could also make her LOVE every minute of it and come back for more?
Nr 19. I have a special free plugin for you today. It's called "Covert Hover Mini"
This plugin will triple your blog traffic by compelling your visitors to share your images on social media. This is some really clever stuff and it works like a charm. After you grab your free plugin, don't forget to read the free bonus report as it will show exactly how and why this strategy works like crazy.
Nr 20. The days of being able to get away with a basic WP theme and a pic or two are gone, your site needs to look good. Even Google are looking for you to have engaging graphics on your site. But getting good quality graphics made for your site is a pain, AND it will cost you both time and money (if you outsource it). But I have a special free download for you today. A virtual treasure chest of over 21K profit pulling graphics you can start sing today to generate more traffic & sales!
Nr 21. 20 professional full HD background videos. These background videos are perfect for giving your videos that extra kick they
need to stand out from the crowd Oh yeah they are in full 1080p HD too, I hope you'll enjoy them.
Nr 22. If you've ever failed to create a WordPress site of your own or typically waste hours & even weeks trying to figure it all out on your own....
Nr 23. No doubt, you've seen all of the video launches lately! There is a reason for it... Video marketing is a GREAT way to make money, and with the recent creation tools making it super accessable for anyone to get started... It's no surprise that more people are making videos. However... there is a missing element to most video marketing products...
Nr 24. For the first time ever... You can get the straight scoop on how someone is selling over $1,000,000/year of t-shirts on Facebook!