By Sandra Rose  | 

Kim Jong Nam

It was like a plot straight out of a spy novel: 2 female assassins tracked the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un through a busy airport in Sepang, Malaysia on Monday, Feb. 13. The women assassinated 45-year-old Kim Jong Nam in broad daylight without drawing attention to themselves.

Surveillance video taken from several angles at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport shows Jong Nam entering the airport, wearing a light blue jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black backpack.

He paused to check the flight departure board before proceeding to the self check-in kiosk at the KLIA2 area. The check-in area was busy, as 2 women approached from opposite directions and circled him.

One woman, dressed in dark clothing, distracted him while the other woman, wearing a white top with "LOL" on the front, reached around with both arms and placed Jong Nam in a choke hold.

The women sprayed his face with a quick acting poison. They held a white towel or a hood over his face, possibly to prevent mist from escaping into the air.

Jong Nam, who is a large man, briefly struggled with the taller woman behind him, leading to speculation that she may be a man in drag.

After the attack, both women calmly strolled away in opposite directions. The attack lasted 5 seconds.

Jong Nam initially searched for a restroom to possibly wash his face. He approached the KLIA2 desk and was seen on video gesturing toward his face. His last words to police were in English: "Very painful. I was sprayed with liquid."

He appeared relatively calm as police escorted him to the KLIA2 clinic on the 3rd floor.

Jong Nam later complained of a severe headache before suffering a seizure. He died of cardiac arrest en route to the hospital.

Malyasian airport assassination

Authorities believe Jong Nam was either poisoned with cyanide or ricin (a deadly toxin found in castor beans).

An autopsy was performed on Mr. Kim's body but no cause of death was released. North Korean diplomats showed up at the KL hospital mortuary attempting to block the autopsy. North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, said Friday the country would reject the results of a "forced" autopsy on one of its citizens. He demanded the release of Jong Nam's body immediately.

Malaysian officials refuses to release the body until his next of kin comes forward and provides DNA to confirm his identity.

Mr. Kim was traveling on a forged passport under the name "Kim Chol".

On Wednesday, Malaysian police arrested Doan Thi Huong, a 30-year-old Vietnamese woman, at the airport. Doan is believed to be the woman wearing the 'LOL' shirt in airport surveillance video.

Police also arrested 26-year-old Muhammad Farid Bin Jalaluddin in the city of Anpang. He led them to the 2nd female suspect: his 25-year-old Indonesian girlfriend, Siti Aishah. She was arrested at 2 a.m. local time.

Malyasian airport assassination

Siti told police she thought she was spraying Jong Nam as part of a prank for a reality TV show. She said she was paid about $300 USD for her part in the "prank". Siti said she was "not aware it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents," according to Indonesian police.

North Korean Ri Jong Chol, 47, was the last to be arrested Friday in Selangor, Malaysia. He is a chemistry expert based in Indonesia.

Police are also searching for 4 male suspects who fled Malaysia the day Jong Nam was killed. The 4 men, all North Koreans, were seen in surveillance footage observing Jong Nam's assassination from an airport cafe.

After the attack, the four men, ages 32 to 57, changed clothes and boarded a plane to North Korea. Police released the names of the 4 suspects as well as surveillance images of the men on Friday.

Malyasian airport assassination

News of Jong Nam's death was broadcast in South Korea on Tuesday, but North Korean residents are still unaware of his assassination. TV, radio and the Internet are tightly controlled by the North Korean government.

South Korean officials plan to announce Jong Nam's death over loud speakers at the border between the 2 countries if an autopsy determines he was poisoned.

Jong Nam, the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, was born in North Korea to a married Chinese actress. As Jong Il's secret love child, he was raised by his paternal aunt Kim Kyung Hee and her husband, Chang Song Thaek, a high level government official who was executed by Jong Un in 2013.

Jong Nam is quoted as saying:

"My father was keeping highly secret the fact that he was living with my mother who was married, a famous movie actress, so I couldn't get out of the house or make friends. That solitude from childhood may have made me what I am now, preferring freedom."

As a teenager, Jong Nam studied in Russia and Switzerland, where he learned fluent Japanese, English and French. Jong Nam lived in exile under Chinese protection in the gambling city of Macau for over a decade before moving to Malaysia after an assassination attempt on his life in 2014.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, 33, is suspected of placing a "standing order" for a hit on his half brother, who criticized him often.

According to published reports, Jong Un was paranoid that the Chinese were relying on his brother to take his place if his regime collapsed.

Jong Nam was the first in line to succeed his father Jong Il, who died of a heart attack in 2011. But he fell out of grace when he was caught using a fake passport to sneak into Tokyo to visit Disneyland in 2001. His father was so embarrassed that he canceled a trip to China.

China, North Korea's only ally until last week, told American President Donald Trump it cut off North Korea's coal imports to China after North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Cutting off North Korea's coal imports will severely impact the economy of the impoverished country.

There are signs that Beijing is growing wary of shielding North Korea from the South Korea and the American troops stationed there.

As unstable as the north is, it provides a safe barrier between China and American troops stationed in South Korea.

Beijing is apparently tired of North Korea's shenanigans.

Beijing bodyguards protected Jong Nam and his family in Macau for over a decade until he moved to Malaysia following an attempt on his life in 2014.

Beijing hoped Jong Nam might take his brother's place as North Korea's leader if Jong Un's regime fell. Now Beijing may be willing to allow the collapse of Jong Un's regime.

"In the past, whatever North Korea would do, China would pick up the tab for it. The cost was huge, but the pay-off was next to nothing," former journalist Deng Juwen told CNN.

Beijing may be thinking "we're running interference for you, and this is what you do behind our backs," he says.

There were previous attempts on Jong Nam's life, even though he was frequently quoted as saying he wasn't interested in succeeding his brother as leader.

In one unsuccessful assassination attempt in April 2012, Jong Nam sent a letter to his brother, Jong Un, begging for his life. The letter read in part, "Please spare me and my family. We have nowhere to go".

  • Kjibbers

    Good lord this is crazy.

  • SpiceGirl

    just WOW!!

  • KDub

    I saw the Asian versions of Pink Sneakers from "Power". What it reminded me of.

  • Lovezoe

    His brother did it.

  • Lovezoe

    How you?

  • hotntot95

    Daang...all I can say is.. if u gon be a the best at your job...?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    North Korea is sooo pettyyy.

  • pecancandy

    Is that him stretched out in chair

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Why's all their names starting with Kim jong???

  • shay2shaymd

    Poor man. He just wanted to live his life and be left alone but evil would not rest until he was killed because that's what evil people do. Damn

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    crafty crafty

  • Sucker Free

    This post ain't doing it for me

  • Yoni7

    THIS is a LONG write-up. Looks like some thought was put into it. Complete with pics and graphs and timeline's and shit. Now, can somebody give me some cliff notes or a recap or something, please? I'm asking for a friend.

  • KDub

    I'm doing well! *hugs ya*

  • KDub

    They like Korean version of George Foreman who named all his sons George ain't they *cries???*

  • KimJongTrill.

    Kim Jong is the family name

  • Yoni7

    Judging from the still shots, I just want folks to know. When doing a crime of ANY SORT, PLEASE be schmaht and wear BASIC clothing. Nothing that can be COMPLETELY, TOTALLY and WITHOUT A DOUBT picked out in a lineup.

    911: What's the description?
    Caller: A white male about 550lbs wearing RED sneakers, a rainbow feathered boa, yellow hair and no pants on.

  • KDub


  • Luv Pitties

    Does anyone know if @MzWhang will stop by today ? I have some info for her

  • Lovezoe

    Hey y'all.

  • Kjibbers

    Just read it. You can't read?

  • Solstice

    Hey lady

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Girrrrl. Lmao. How are you holding up today??

  • SandrasNewFave

    I thought the EXACT same

  • ShadesofEMPRESS


  • Solstice

    Yeah. I can't take the way he's laid out in that chair like that ??

  • Yoni7

    I think you forgot to add the LOL at the end. I'll wait until you edit your post. brb

  • Solstice

    Hey lady

  • Yoni7

    Hey Lady! How are YOU????

  • Yoni7

    Is he dead in the chair or got the itis?

  • Solstice

    Lmao that's why I can't take it! You can't really tell! ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Morning y'all ?
    Anyone try 360 frontal ?
    I bought one yesterday and borderline have buyers remorse ?

  • Solstice

    If I saw that I probably will just keep on walking

  • Yoni7

    Right. I though he just fell asleep at the airport/bus terminal. LOL

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Hey boo!! Im better than i was. Thanks for asking????

  • SandrasNewFave

    Basically, N Korea's leader's daddy's grown not-so-break baby was executed by some 007 broads. They walked up, sprayed him, walked off. He died.
    Malaysia (not basketball wives) did an autopsy, but Korea won't recognize it. N Korea wants the body. Malaysia (still not basketball wives) wants a family member to come give DNA to confirm not-so-break-baby is who he is cause he was traveling with papers from the swap meet. He has a history of doing that & that's why he ain't the Kang of the North.
    Crazy Kang been trying to off him, but this time it worked.
    Past the execution, Iont know. Something bout missiles and sanctions and allies. I don't put much into SR politics cause my blood pressure will look like casino odds.

  • Lovezoe

    I'm not messing with no frontals. None of them look good in person. These stylists look use all sorts of filters. I'm sticking to the rivers and the lakes I'm used to.

  • Yoni7

    I couldn't get pass "Malaysia (not basketball wives). DONE! LMAOOOOOOOOO

  • Solstice

    550lbs tho lol

  • Yoni7

    You're welcome. Come kick it, this looks like a good one.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Ive used frontals before, but totally agree with you! After 3 weeks it looks crazy ?
    I'm tired of my wig though...

  • Yoni7

    I'm sticking to the rivers and the lakes I'm used to.

    So would that be a deep WAVE or a WET and WAVY curl? LMAOOOO

  • Sunny

    I'm waiting for my first frontal to come in the mail tom. Now I'm nervous

  • CaramelDrop

    Ikr! ???

  • SandraRose

    He's unconscious in the chair. He died on the way to the airport.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Frontals aren't bad per se, I just don't like the new growth, when it starts to shift.

  • Yoni7

    I'm tired of my wig though...
    GIRL! I just want a good one. THIS one I have is tired, half of it is in a brush and the other the other head full is on the damn bathroom flo'. LMAO I want a big dumb barrel curl one. LOL

  • Lovezoe

    I'm partial to freeze curls myself lol

  • Yoni7

    Can't get those wet, tho'. LOL

  • Carolina Blue


  • Lovezoe

    I make my own. Easy peasy.

  • Carolina Blue

    New post

  • Yoni7

    I'm not that cultured, yet. LOL I want/need to be.

  • SandraRose

    Thanks hun, I appreciate thoughtful readers like you who take the time to read my posts, rather than jump straight to the comments.

  • Solstice

    Lmao. You ain't right

  • Lovezoe

    YouTube. Order you some hair. Start with cheap to practice. JaylaKorian IvyPowell Hairdelacreme(sp) are good folks to look at

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I love mine, I've been rocking since October
    Got on Ali
    I've permed to make curly and have colored it

    I'm trying to get chose, be sexy and cover up my back fat at the same damn time ?

  • Yoni7

    Noted. Eventhough I'm going to ask again. LOL

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I wish I could!

  • SandraRose

    Kim is the family name, aka surname.

  • Yoni7

    The airport? HOW he make it on the plane?

  • Yoni7

    And they STILL won't find him.

  • Carolina Blue


  • SandrasNewFave

    Don't need no confusion up in here.

  • Lovezoe

    I ordered me some Cambodian from this vendor in Vietnam. I'll let you know how it turns out.

  • Missy

    IDK but I like her...she seems cool af.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Their prices fair ?

  • Anunnaki

    Just reading the names made me feel like I was back in school sounding out
    "DO.RA. ME. FA,SO,LA .TI .DO, my head hurts, hope they are o.k ****shrugs***

  • Lovezoe

    Define fair. It was under 2 without shipping

  • Yoni7

    My head would be SO LIVE!

  • Yoni7


  • Libra80sBaby

    Ummmm...this aint our business. *Sips Sprite*

  • Libra80sBaby

    I'm sticking to the rivers and the lakes I'm used to.
    HOLLERING!! ME too...just closure me boo

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I try to stay in that neighborhood.

    with 24, 26, 28 and 18 360 frontal that was where I landed

  • RespectSelf

    Stories like this is why I come to Sandra site.... Its a crazy world. People get got all the time without any trace of their killers.

    if chick really thought she was doing a prank---- that is some serious master mind stuff. pay some silly folks to do a prank to kill someone... smh

  • KDub

    Im good. Just swinging back around to this post

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Women walking around looking like Styrofoam mannequin heads. Dollar store barbie hair parts ?

  • dontgetblocked

    Oh well.

  • nick c

    Obviously this blows a hole in her story, it's a masterfully executed assassination.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Great, glad you're ok.

  • nick c

    Thats what people did back in in the medieval days when one son or the other was afraid of being overthrown.

  • 1shy112

    This is absolutely insane ? A freakin reality show....boy I tell ya!!!

  • Tre

    Uh uh ok

  • nick c

    Video proves their game alibi was a ruse. He should have been more careful his brother is Stalin like paranoid which means more dead people to come.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    With his ole round body, bowl haircut, triple neck self. *hard eye roll*

  • RespectSelf

    not really cause they got caught. The good ones wouldn't have been on camera.... they wouldn't even have needed to be the close or required two people.

    if they all planned it-- it was a successful well thought out rookie assassination

  • Myqueen

    This story is a serious, shocking, crazy situation and yet the topic is wig frontals ?. I get it, didn't happen in America but if it hits close to home it would definitely be felt. I'm in shock this even happened in broad daylight. Motive!?!? Who freaking knows but really unfortunate and sad ?

  • Taylordanes

    geez this new generation wants microwave read it it takes less than 5 minutes...

  • Passion

    Me neither, I needed that laugh!?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I can't see it over here. Goodbye.

  • YellowSauce


  • IamAllnatural

    She gangsta?

  • Wayup!

    BOLD......But scuse me miss..Aint nobody got time to believe your shanigans...Bish watch too much da#n TV....?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Now, she is a real gangster!

  • Queen B

    Asians are book smart but lack common sense and survival instincts smh these mf'ers will sit around and watch an infant choke to death and wont even budge idk wtf has happen in the eastern hemisphere that caused them to lack empathy for others

  • starbright9449

    Read the entire thing. All I have to say is 'wow'.

  • Jussjess25

    Jung un is an evil man!! And God will definitely repay him for what he has done to his people. Yall kno he had something to do with this, them people wouldn't dare make a move in that God forsaken country without his permission.

  • Jussjess25

    Your right

  • A Black Girl

    No, she's a murderer. Nothing to glorify here.

  • TeeTee

    Dam that chyte was long.

  • cheechee1x1


  • WiserWords2

    Ridiculous! If Asians lacked common sense and survival instincts they would be extinct.

    Ignorance IS NOT a virtue!

  • Queen B

    Definitely not true dummy....they would be extinct if they are preyed on. Of course like all humans they understand the necessities of living such as food, love, procreation, etc but when they as are faced with a life or death situation most of the time death smacks them clean in the face ?????

  • Kjibbers

    Auntie Sandra,
    I love your website, if you sift through my comments you will see I stay sticking up for you especially when people complain about the subject and *gasp* opinion. . I tell them they can open they own blog if they don't like it.
    I may not agree with you on everything but I am not gonna tell what you can post and be nasty like some of THOTS here. And yes, I do read what you write. ?