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A second woman has been arrested over the alleged murder of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian police said.
News of the arrests come a day after South Korean’s National Assembly Intelligence Committee chairman said Kim Jong Nam died Monday morning after being poisoned at the airport.
A 26-year-old Malaysian man, who is the boyfriend of another suspect, was arrested Wednesday in the city of Anpang, Selangor State Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat said.
He helped lead police to his girlfriend, Mat said.
She was arrested carrying an Indonesian passport at about 2 a.m. Thursday local time, the Royal Malaysian Police said in a statement.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed she is a national of the country and is requesting consular access.
Police did not say where she was detained, only that she had been identified on closed circuit TV footage from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and was alone at the time of her arrest.
The first arrest was made on Wednesday when a woman carrying a Vietnamese travel document was taken into custody by police at the airport. Both women have been remanded in custody for seven days, according to police.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not confirm to CNN whether the woman was a Vietnamese citizen.
“Our Vietnamese relevant authorities are working closely with their Malaysian counterparts to clarify the information,” Nguyen Phuong Tra, an official with the ministry, said in an emailed statement to CNN.
Mat later confirmed to CNN that a still image from closed circuit television, which was published in the Malay Mail, showed one of the female suspects in Sepang on Monday.
Speaking to the press Thursday, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the North Korean embassy in Malaysia had confirmed Kim Jong Nam’s identity. Kim had been traveling with two passports, under the name Kim Chol.

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