SEPANG: Two foreign women, held in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, who is the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, have been remanded for seven days to assist investigations.

Magistrate Sharifah Muhaymin Abd Khalib granted the remand order against the duo, aged 29 and 25, respectively, which takes effect from today.

Sharifah was seen returning to the Sepang Court at 11.05am after hearing the remand application by the police at the Sepang police headquarters.

However, she declined to disclose the details on the outcome of the hearing.

Meanwhile, Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat confirmed that police obtained a seven-day remand order against the two woman today.

It was reported that a woman bearing a Vietnamese passport was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) yesterday while another woman with an Indonesian passport was arrested last night to assist the investigation.

On Monday, Jong-nam was allegedly poisoned at the departure hall of KLIA2 by two women, said to be North Korean agents.

He was due to board a morning flight to Macau when the two unknown woman wiped his face with a cloth, laced with unidentified liquid.

After complaining to airport staff of diziness, Jong-nam was rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital, but died en route.

Magistrate Sharifah Muhaymin Abd Khalib (left) at the Sepang Court today. Pix by Mohd Fadli Hamzah