Indonesian, Vietnamese women plead not guilty to Kim Jong Nam murder

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

The hearing before Justice Azmi Ariffin continues Monday afternoon.

Menara clinic doctor Dr Nik Mohd Adzrul Ariff Raja Azlan said he had found Jong-Nam unconscious after being informed by his nurse at the clinic during the time of the incident.

"His hands were trembling, I was wondering why".

He said Kim then fell unconscious, his blood pressure dropped to 70/40, and then his pulse was lost. One of Huong's lawyers said he did not expect the defense to begin presenting its case until some time next year.

The eldest son of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il, and the leader's mistress, the actress Song Hye Rim, for nearly a decade he was seen as the likely successor in the DPRK's hereditary political system. He had been living overseas for years and at the time of his death was traveling on a North Korean diplomatic passport under the name "Kim Chol".

The women's lawyers blame North Korean agents for his death.

Khalid had insisted that Malaysian authorities had immediately informed the North Korean Embassy. The passport used Kim's pseudonym, Kim Chol. Thirty to forty witnesses will be heard during the trial that should last more than two months.

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"His enzyme level was 344 units per litre while Siti and Doan were 6,781 and 7,163 units per litre respectively", she said, adding that the women's enzyme levels were at normal levels. They say they had been told it was a harmless prank.

Aisyah has said she was paid by a North Korean man to rub oil or pepper on people's faces over the course of days.

Aisyah was paid £75-£150 for each prank and hoped the income would allow her to stop working as an escort, her lawyer said.

L/Kpl Mohd Zulkarnain said that as they were walking out of the lift on level two, the man said: "Sir, walk slow, my eyes blur".

A hazmat team conducts checks inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 terminal at Sepang, Malaysia, on February 26.

Nor'ashikin Othman, a chemical pathologist with Kuala Lumpur Hospital, told the court outside Kuala Lumpur blood samples taken from the victim showed low levels of cholinesterase - an enzyme needed in muscle control - which "could be caused by exposure to poison such as insecticide or a nerve agent" such as VX or Sarin.

In-mid March Interpol issued a red notice on four male North Korean suspects linked to the murder of Kim - all are believed to have left Malaysia after the attack was carried out.

  • Adam Floyd