KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-An Indonesian suspect in the attack on Kim Jong Nam said she was paid $90 to help apply a baby oil-like liquid to his face, which Malaysian police say contained a lethal nerve agent that killed the half brother of North Korea's dictator.
Malaysian police have said Huong heped wipe a liquid, containing a toxic substance, now believed to be VX Nerve Agent - a chemical weapon - on Kim Jong-nam's face.
Malaysian police say that the "baby oil" was in fact VX, a powerful poison classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, which is prohibitively expensive and mostly manufactured in state-sponsored military facilities.
Police are still trying to find out how the women were given the deadly VX nerve agent, traces of which were found in swabs taken from Kim Jong-nam's eyes and face.
Police are now investigating on how the agent managed to get into Malaysia. Some have suspected that North Korea is responsible, however it has denied the claims.
Weapons experts have told The Associated Press that North Korea likely between 2,500 and 5,000 tons of chemical weapons at its disposal.
"Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of the known chemical warfare agents", the site adds.
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The assassination of Jong-nam not only created a growing rift between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur, which had warm and full mutual ties, but also dragged Vietnam and Indonesia to the crime scene.
The US Army destroyed the majority of its VX stockpile in 2009, in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 (pdf, p. 51), an global treaty that promises the eradication of chemical weapons.
Eight North Koreans are wanted in connection with the case, including the diplomat. Kuala Lumpur has also demanded an interview with Hyon Kwang Song, a second secretary at the North Korean embassy, saying on Saturday that it will "issue an arrest warrant if he fails to turn up".
Malaysian authorities on Thursday requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects who are believed to have fled Malaysia on the day of the attack. He died en route to the hospital.
"If the amount of the chemical brought in was small, it would be hard for us to detect", Malaysian police inspector general Khalid Abu Bakar said.
But he said one of them had suffered from the effects of the chemical and had been vomiting.