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A CCTV image showing a woman suspect linked to the death of a North Korean man said to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of the country's leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur low-cost terminal airport in Sepang on February 13, 2017. — Malay Mail picA CCTV image showing a woman suspect linked to the death of a North Korean man said to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of the country's leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur low-cost terminal airport in Sepang on February 13, 2017. — Malay Mail picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — A nationwide hunt is underway for two women suspects behind the death of a man widely believed to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last Monday.

Malay Mail has managed to obtain these CCTV images of one of the suspects from a source at KLIA2 before she reportedly left in a taxi.

The women, said to be North Korean agents, were reported to have splashed liquid on the victim near a luggage check-in kiosk at the departure hall on Monday morning.

Police have yet to establish how her companion left the airport.

World media have proclaimed the dead man as Jong-nam but local police have so far only identified the North Korean male traveller as Kim Chol, 46, based on his passport.

The North Korean government has also requested for the body of its citizen from Malaysia, but local police have indicated that authorities need to carry out a post-mortem examination first.

The North Korean was reported to have died while being rushed to the Putrajaya hospital for medical treatment after complaining of dizziness following the attack at the airport.

His body has since been moved to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for the autopsy.

One of the suspects (top, in long-sleeve white tee) is seen lining up for a taxi outside klia2 — Malay Mail picOne of the suspects (top, in long-sleeve white tee) is seen lining up for a taxi outside klia2 — Malay Mail pic

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