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Here's A Complete List Of The 11 Suspects In Kim Jong-Nam's Murder Case

Some of the people of interest are believed to be still in Malaysia.

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The police are still investigating the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-nam, who died in Malaysia on 13 February

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Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, died after being attacked by two women who reportedly swiped his face with what is believed to be poison at the KLIA 2 departure hall.

He died on the way to hospital.

A shocking image that shows the final moments of Kim Jong-Nam. The photo was published by NST.

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Although the substance used to kill Kim Jong-nam remains unknown, the police have managed to identify several individuals linked to the case. Here is the list of suspects and people of interest:

1. Doan Thi Huong (Vietnamese) - Arrested on 15 February

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WHY SHE WAS ARRESTED: 28-year-old Doan Thi Huong is said to be the same person captured on CCTV at the airport with "LOL" written on her shirt, who is one of the suspects who wiped a still-unidentified toxic liquid that allegedly killed Kim Jong-nam.

MORE ABOUT DOAN THI HUONG:
1. She worked at an "entertainment outlet", but the police gave no further details.

2. She left her home in Nam Dinh, Vietnam, a decade ago at the age of 18, and her family rarely knows her whereabouts. They had thought she was working in Hanoi, Vietnam.

3. One day before the attack, 12 February, she reportedly borrowed a pair of scissors from the front desk of the hotel that she was staying in. It was alleged that she used the scissors to cut her hair as she was spotted with a mid-length bob haircut on the morning of 13 February, and her chopped locks were left on the floor in the room.

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4. Her niece, Dinh Thi Quyen, revealed that she was posting updates on a Facebook profile under the name "Ruby Ruby". She appeared to have posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt with "LOL" written on it on 9 February, four days before Kim Jong-nam was killed. It was noted that many of the Facebook friends are men, including several South Koreans.

5. It was alleged that she appeared on the singing talent show "Vietnam Idol" as contestant number 67816 on June 3, 2016. Reuters noted that the contestant shared the same hometown (Nam Dinh, Vietnam) as Thi Huong, but her name was given as 'Dinh Thi Khuyen'.

2. Siti Aisyah (Indonesian) - Arrested on 16 February

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WHY SHE WAS ARRESTED: 25-year-old Siti Aisyah is one of the two suspects who allegedly applied a type of liquid to Kim Jong-nam's face and seemingly covered it with a cloth.

MORE ABOUT SITI AISYAH:
1. She works as a spa masseuse and arrived in Malaysia on 2 February from Indonesia via Batam.

2. Her mother said that she had been duped into believing she was part of a TV show or advertisement, that involved spraying liquid onto unwitting victims in public.

3. However, the police said that Siti clearly knew the substance was toxic. She and Huong washed their hands soon after wiping poison on Jong-nam's face.

4. The police also said that both Siti and Thi Huong had practised the attack at two malls namely KLCC and Pavilion Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

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5. It was reported that Siti, the youngest of three siblings, grew up in a farming village east of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

6. She was married but divorced in 2012. Her 7-year-old son is under the care of her former father-in-law and his wife.

7. Siti's mother, Benah, always thought that her daughter was working as a sales assistant in a clothing store in Batam, Indonesia.

3. Muhammad Farid bin Jalaluddin (Malaysian) - Arrested on 15 February

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WHY HE WAS ARRESTED: 26-year-old Muhammad Farid bin Jalaluddin is not a prime suspect in the case because he was not directly involved, however, he was arrested to assist the police with the investigation.

MORE ABOUT MUHAMMAD FARID BIN JALALUDDIN:
1. He is the boyfriend of Siti Aisyah.

2. He provided information which had led to the arrest of Aishah.

3. He is said to be a taxi driver, but it is unclear whether he was the same taxi driver who was detained on suspicion of ferrying Siti and Thi Huong from the crime scene.

4. Ri Jong-chol (North Korean) - Arrested on 17 February

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WHY HE WAS ARRESTED: 47-year-old Ri Jong-chol is believed to be the driver of the four North Korean fugitives linked to the case. He is suspected of being the "the local contact of the four North Korean suspects".

MORE ABOUT RI JONG-CHOL:
1. He has expertise in chemistry. It is understood that he graduated in chemistry and medicine from a North Korean university in 2000. It is said that he was involved in research at a centre in Kolkata, India, until 2011.

2. He lived in Malaysia for more than three years. He had been living at Dynasty Garden condominium in Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur with his family for the past year.

3. His Malaysian work visa showed he was an employee of a small herbal medicine firm, Tombo Enterprise located in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. As the product development manager in the company's IT department, the document stated that Jong-chol was earning RM5,500 per month.

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4. However, Tombo Enterprise Sdn Bhd managing director, Chong Ah Kow explained that Jong-chol was only a middleman to conduct business matters related to a health product to treat cancer.

5. Jong-chol never worked a day there or drew a salary from Tombo Enterprise.

6. Chong got in touch with Jong-chol in 2013, after he was introduced by his uncle, Dr Mun Ho, a North Korean scientist. Chong admitted to falsifying information to facilitate Jong Chol's working visa by stating in supporting documents.

7. Jong-chol's daughter, who is in her 20s, was studying at HELP University in Malaysia and acted as an interpreter for the conversations between Jong-chol and Chong because the former did not know English.

5. Ri Ji-hyon (North Korean) - Wanted

WHY HE IS WANTED: 33-year-old Ri Ji-hyon is said to have recruited Thi Huong and Siti, and planned and executed the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

MORE ABOUT RI JI-HYON:
1. He is one of the four suspect who had escaped via Jakarta, Dubai and Vladivostok before arriving in Pyongyang, North Korea on 17 February.

6. Hong Song-hac (North Korean) - Wanted

WHY HE IS WANTED: 34-year-old Hong Song-hac is said to have recruited Thi Huong and Siti, and planned and executed the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

MORE ABOUT HONG SONG-HAC:
1. He is one of the four suspect who had escaped via Jakarta, Dubai and Vladivostok before arriving in Pyongyang, North Korea on 17 February.

7. O Jong-gil (North Korean) - Wanted

WHY HE IS WANTED: 55-year-old O Jong-Gil is said to have recruited Thi Huong and Siti, and planned and executed the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

MORE ABOUT O JONG-GIL:
1. He is one of the four suspect who had escaped via Jakarta, Dubai and Vladivostok before arriving in Pyongyang, North Korea on 17 February.

8. Ri Jae-nam (North Korean) - Wanted

WHY HE IS WANTED: 57-year-old Ri Jae-nam is said to have recruited Thi Huong and Siti, and planned and executed the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

MORE ABOUT RI JAE-NAM:
1. He is one of the four suspect who had escaped via Jakarta, Dubai and Vladivostok before arriving in Pyongyang, North Korea on 17 February.

9. Hyon Kwang-song (North Korean) - Wanted for questioning

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WHY HE IS WANTED FOR QUESTIONING: 44-year-old Hyon Kwang-song was caught on CCTV and appeared to be sending off the four North Korean suspects at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on 13 February.

MORE ABOUT HYON KWANG-SONG:
1. He holds the rank of the second secretary at the embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Kuala Lumpur.

2. He is said to be "the supervisor of the whole plot". A senior security source reportedly said that "his role was to supervise all arrangements and report to the ambassador".

3. He is believed to still be in Malaysia.

10. Kim Uk-Il (North Korean) - Wanted for questioning

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WHY HE IS WANTED FOR QUESTIONING: 37-year-old Kim Uk-Il is believed to have coordinated with the four other North Korean suspects at the airport.

MORE ABOUT KIM UK-IL:
1. He is an employee of the North Korea's state-run airline, Air Koryo.

2. He is believed to still be in Malaysia.

11. Ri Ju-u (North Korean) - Wanted for questioning

WHY HE IS WANTED FOR QUESTIONING: 30-year-old Ri Ju-u is wanted to assist the police with the investigation.

MORE ABOUT RI JU-U:
1. He is also known as 'James'.

2. He is believed to still be in Malaysia.

The assassins only took a few seconds to carry out the attack on Kim Jong-nam: Watch the video here:

Meanwhile, Kim Jong-nam's death and the ongoing investigations is said to have strained the good relationship between Malaysia and North Korea:

Read the full story on the high-profile murder case here: