Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Video in Malaysian court shows practice before Kim attack

Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong Nam GETTYKim Jong Nam was carrying $100,000 in cash in his backpack at the time of his murder
Melinda Barton | 12 October, 2017, 10:55

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Investigating officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz disclosed the names and roles of the four previously unidentified suspects - who are accused of having the common intention to murder Kim along with two women accused of executing the attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28 - to the High Court.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong were charged in March along with four unnamed others for the murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport on Feb 13.

Some of the footage, dated February 11, appeared to show Huong approaching an unidentified man from behind and placing her hands around his neck and face, before backing away slowly with her head slightly lowered and her hands put together.

Police officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz testified that the second suspect, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, can not be seen attacking Kim, but he identified her as a person seen in the video running away in a different direction.

Mr Wan Azirul said he took possession of the victim's blazer, backpack and watch and handed them to the chemistry department for analysis, but was later told by investigation authorities to hand them over to representatives of the North Korean embassy. She walked swiftly to a restroom, keeping her hands partially raised and away from her body.

Wan Azirul named the two other at-large suspects as James, who is suspected of recruiting Siti Aisyah, and Hanamori, nicknamed Grandpa-Uncle, suspected of giving orders to Mr Y.

They then went to the taxi stand, where they got into a vehicle to leave.

The women's lawyers said the videos could be considered hearsay, as the investigating officer did not record them himself and was not present to witness the crime.

"She seemed to be anxious". The court was told that Mr Chang had also smeared the oily substance on her hands.

Huong and Aisyah have pleaded not guilty to murder charges that carry a mandatory death sentence if they are convicted.