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PETALING JAYA: The chemical that killed Kim Jong-nam is likely to be a new chemical and not easily detected, said a top toxicologist. He said the chemical that could kill quickly after being sprayed on the face could be a cyanide-based or chlorine-based gas dissolved in solvent In a political assassination, the perpetrators are not likely to use these because they may have more effective toxic chemicals. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-midarticlespecial"); }); If poison is sprayed on the face, it could be in vapour form, and the chemical could kill more rapidly, said the toxicologist who did not want to be named. In cyanide poisoning cases, the colour of the skin would darken as a result of blockage of respiratory function and forensic pathologists would be able to tell quite easily, he said. He said the chemicals could be in a canister, ampoule or aerosol container.  If contained in an ampoule, the killer would open the ampoule in the handkerchief and force it into the victim's nose. "But, I don't think the perpetrators will use common chemicals because they may have better and more effective chemicals which are produced specifically for this purpose. "I suspect it may be a new chemical. "They can also mix a lot of che­micals together and it is difficult to pinpoint. "We cannot speculate because the chance of getting it right is one in a million," he said.
  KUALA LUMPUR - The fourth suspect arrested over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam is the first North Korean citizen detained so far and has expertise in chemistry.Some 10 years later he was involved in research at a centre in Kolkata, India, until 2011. Sources said that Jong-chol then returned to Pyongyang before he got an offer from an IT company based in Malaysia. "It is still too early to conclude that he is behind the liquid poison believed to have been used to kill Jong-nam thus investigation is still underway. "He is also being quizzed on the whereabouts of three other accomplices, who are still at large," a source said.
PETALING JAYA - A divorcee who has been arrested as one of the suspects in the high-profile murder of North Korean exile Kim Jong-nam was able to speak Korean and had always wanted to go to North Korea. From the slums of Jakarta, the 25-year-old Siti Aisyah moved to the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur and has now become embroiled in a high-profile murder that gripped the world's attention.  She had told her friends and family in Indonesia that she had been invited to act in a movie.    "She said the shooting would take place in North Korea," a friend of Siti Aisyah told, an Indonesian portal. However, she did not give family and friends the details. "I don't know the details, she just said it was for a DPR office (North Korea). We ordinary people just listened to what she was saying," said the friend, identified only as AZ.  


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