The assassination of Kim Jong-un’s half brother just got weird

Posted by | February 17, 2017 16:30 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Pot Luck

You just can’t make this stuff up.

An Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia’s national police chief has said, citing information received from Malaysian authorities.

Tito Karnavian told reporters in Indonesia’s Aceh province that Siti Aisyah, 25, was paid to be involved in pranks .

He said she and another woman performed stunts which involved convincing men to close their eyes and then spraying them with water.

“Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong-nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer,” Karnavian said. “She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents .”

Siti’s family has said they were shocked to hear of her involvement in the case, describing her as a struggling mother who had travelled to Malaysia for work. Her 26-year-old Malaysian boyfriend was also arrested by police late on Thursday. Police are hunting for other accomplices.

Authorities are investigating whether Siti and another female suspect killed the 46-year-old North Korean exile in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport on Monday.

Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysian police make two more arrests – video report
Karnavian’s intervention, based on information that has not been independently verified, came as a diplomatic row developed between Malaysia and North Korea over the fate of Kim ’s body, and as details emerged about the movements of the second female suspect detained over his apparent assassination.

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

4 responses to The assassination of Kim Jong-un’s half brother just got weird

  1. Guy Lauten February 17th, 2017 at 16:47

    Using cutouts to do your wetwork: pretty slick. Presumably there’s a “producer” who can’t be found and an office that’s closed and a phone that’s disconnected…

    • Free Shockupy USA February 17th, 2017 at 20:48

      Or maybe Kim Jong-un IS producing his own twist on “The Apprentice”…

  2. StoneyCurtisll February 18th, 2017 at 01:47

    And you think the Middle East is a hot spot for potential military action?…

  3. robert February 18th, 2017 at 04:01

    From commercial airline pilots to pranksters Malaysia is a part of the world you want to avoid

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