By Park Si-soo
Malaysian authorities have detained another woman over the death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to local media Thursday.
It came a day after a woman in her 20s was detained there for her alleged involvement in the assassination.
Japan's Kyodo News said the second suspect, 25, was caught carrying an Indonesian passport. Other details were not immediately available. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that the second suspect was identified as "Siti Aishah" and her birth date was Feb. 11, 1992.
The first suspect, identified as Doan Thi Huong, 28, was captured in the budget airline terminal of the Kuala Lumpur airport carrying a Vietnamese passport, according to Malaysian state news agency Bernama.
South Korea's intelligence service said Kim Jong-nam's murder was a "standing order" issued by Kim Jong-un after he inherited power in late 2011 following the sudden death of his father.
Kim Jong-nam, 46, was at the airport for a flight to Macau. He died in an ambulance on the way to hospital after two "Asian" women attacked him.
The South Korean government confirmed Kim's death, but stopped short of saying North Korea was behind it, adding it is awaiting the results of a Malaysian police probe.