The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has been murdered in Malaysia, pleaded for his life after a failed assassination bid in 2012, lawmakers briefed by South Korea's spy chief said on February 15, 2017.Jong-Nam, the eldest son of the late former leader Kim Jong-Il, was once seen as heir apparent but fell out of favor following an embarrassing botched bid in 2001 to enter Japan on a forged passport and visit Disneyland.Video released Monday appears to show the moment that Kim Jong Nam was attacked and killed in a Malaysian airport.The video, first aired by a Japan's Fuji TV, was shot by security cameras inside Kuala Lumpur airport.(Associated Press) Questions mounted Wednesday about the mysterious death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at a Malaysian airport, as police revealed that they had detained one woman, a Vietnamese passport holder, in connection with the case.
He complained to airport staff that he felt dizzy, then died en route to a hospital.It is unclear whether it is the same woman captured on CCTV.The woman and another person are believed to have used some kind of poison for the Cold War-style killing, with reports from Malaysia and South Korea suggesting Kim had been stabbed with poison-tipped needles or had chemicals sprayed in his face. "He told the receptionist at the departure hall that someone had grabbed his face from behind and splashed some liquid on him," police chief Fadzil Ahmat reportedly said, according to the Malaysian newspaper The Star. He was put into an ambulance and was being taken to the Putrajaya Hospital when he was pronounced dead." A postmortem will be carried out later in Malaysia.Jong-nam, who often spoke out against his brother's regime, died on the way to hospital.CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by a woman, who is believed to have wiped a fast-acting poison on his face, has been released by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV.(TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA, ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images) A man (R) believed to be North Korean heir-apparent Kim Jong Nam, is escorted by police as he boards a plane upon his deportation from Japan at Tokyo's Narita international airport in Narita, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo May 4, 2001.