Police have refuted claims that two ladies blamed for killing Kim Jong-nam thought they were participating in a TV prank trick.
The half-brother of North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un, kicked the bucket in the wake of being squirted with toxin at Kuala Lumpur air terminal a week ago.
Vietnamese suspect, Duan Thi Huong, 29, and Siti Aishah, from Indonesia, told police they were offered cash to be part of a stunt.
But Malaysian authorities have said the women are lying and knew they were administering a poison.
Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said both women wiped a liquid, containing a yet unidentified toxic substance, on Kim Jong Nam’s face.
“Yes, the two female suspects knew that the substance they had were toxic,” he said.
“We don’t know what kind of chemical was used.
“They used their bare hands,” he said, adding they were instructed to wash their hands afterwards.
It comes as police also revealed they are hunting one suspect who works in the North Korean embassy, and another for the state airline.