Kim Jong-nam murder: Court sets May 30 for re-mention

Apr 13, 2017
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29 (left), Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25 (pic centre) to be charged in Sepang Magistrates Court tomorrow in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam (pic right).

The high-profile murder case of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been set for re-mention on May 30.

Sessions Court Judge Harith Sham Mohamed Yasin, who sat as the magistrate, allowed an application by Selangor prosecution director Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad to give the prosecution one and a half months to complete various documents.

Once the documents are completed, Muhamad Iskandar said he would apply to transfer the case to the High Court.

On March 1, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, were charged along with four others still at large with murdering Kim Chol, 45, at KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) departure hall around 9am on Feb 13 this year.

The duo were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Their plea will be recorded when the case is mentioned at the High Court as capital punishment is under the jurisdiction of the higher court.

It was reported that Jong-nam was at klia2 to board a flight to Macau when two women approached and suddenly wiped his face with a toxic liquid which was later identified as a VX nerve agent.

Jong-nam, who travelled with a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol, died on the way to Putrajaya Hospital.

He had arrived in Malaysia on Feb 6. – Bernama