Kim Jong-nam murder – Two women to be charged tomorrow

 |Feb 28, 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 two women will be charged at the Sepang Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Wednesday, in connection with the murder of North Korean, Kim Jong-nam.

“Yes, the two women will be charged tomorrow,” Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali replied in a text message to Malaysia Outlook today when asked on his perusal of the police investigation papers over the case.

Apandi however, did not elaborate further.

The two female murder suspects were Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25.

They were among four detained by police for their alleged involvement in the murder of Jong Nam

The other two were North Korean Ri Jong-chol, 47 and a local Muhammad Farid Jallaludin.

Muhammad Farid has since been released on police bail.

The incident has prompted a diplomatic rift between Malaysia and North Korea after Pyongyang insisted Malaysian authorities to skip an autopsy on Jong Nam.

On Monday, February 13, Jong-nam, whose name was stated as Kim Chol in his passport, was reported to have died on the way to Putrajaya hospital after complaining about feeling unwell at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2).

He was scheduled to travel to Macau.

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