- Video exhibits the 2 ladies accosting Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport
- A high-level delegation from North Korea arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday
Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian, and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, have been detained after closed circuit tv confirmed them accosting Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport on February 13.
Police say the ladies rubbed a highly toxic VX nerve agent on Kim’s face earlier than working away. He died on the way in which to a hospital lower than 20 minutes later.
Malaysia’s Legal professional Normal Mohamed Apandi Ali instructed CNN the ladies can be formally charged on Wednesday. Intentional homicide is punishable by a compulsory demise sentence in Malaysia.
Aisyah has denied she killed Kim on function, telling Indonesian officers she believed she was engaged on a prank present and was smearing Kim’s face with child oil.
However Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar claims each ladies knew they have been swabbing Kim’s face with a deadly nerve toxin. A 3rd suspect, Ri Jong Chol, a North Korean citizen, continues to be in custody.
Felony and constitutional lawyer Syahredzan Johan instructed CNN he expects each suspects will enter their pleas on Wednesday and there could possibly be a trial inside two months, as a result of worldwide consideration.
North Korean diplomats arrive
A high-level delegation from North Korea arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday as Kim’s homicide continues to trigger diplomatic tensions between the 2 international locations.
Malaysia has refused to launch the physique of Kim, who South Korean intelligence claims was killed on the direct orders of the North Korean chief.
After arriving within the Malaysian capital, former North Korean Deputy UN ambassador Ri Tong Il stated the delegation had come to barter the return of the physique.
He stated they’d talk about the “query of the discharge of the DPRK citizen arrested by Malaysian police associated to the above incident, (and) the event of pleasant relations between DPRK and the Malaysian authorities.”
Malaysian authorities have requested a DNA pattern from the sufferer’s subsequent of kin earlier than they may launch the physique.
North Korea has denied involvement in Kim’s murder and blamed South Korea for making an attempt to tie Pyongyang to the killing.