Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean

A third person has been arrested in connection with the apparent assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother. Malaysian police said two women were detained separately on Wednesday and early on Thursday, and a Malaysian man was arrested on Wednesday evening. The women were identified using CCTV from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where Mr Kim, 45, suddenly fell ill on Monday before he died on the way to hospital. Two women are believed to be responsible for the killing - and they are thought to have used poisoned needles, a poisoned spray or a poison-laced cloth.

He was detained to facilitate investigations as he is the boyfriend of the second suspect.

Abu Samah Mat, the police chief in Selangor state

The suspects are believed to have fled in a taxi after the attack. North Korean diplomats, including the ambassador, turned up at Kim Jong-Nam’s post-mortem on Wednesday and demanded the body. Malaysian officials refused, forcing a fleet of diplomatic cars to leave the hospital empty handed. There is speculation it was an attempt at damage limitation - to prevent as much detail as possible becoming public about a state-sponsored murder.