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Poisoned needles, femme fatale assassin: the intrigue behind Kim Jong-nam’s killing




People watch a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, at a railway station in Seoul on February 14, 2017.
People watch a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, at a railway station in Seoul on February 14, 2017.
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Malaysian police have detained a Vietnamese woman in the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un.

Kim Jong-nam was murdered Monday at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia. News of the death came out yesterday.

Malaysian police are searching for several other suspects in the case. The killing has sparked international intrigue and hearsays. After news of the murder broke, South Korea’s spy agency said that two women using poisoned needles were behind the attack. And a grainy photo of an Asian woman wearing a shirt emblazoned with the letters "LOL" has gone viral on the internet, who’s rumored to be one of the assassins.

Guest:

Michael Madden, a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, who runs the site North Korean Leadership Watch