Malaysian Police Investigator Names Four Other Suspects in Kim Jong Nam Murder

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

The faces of the men can't be seen clearly.

"The man walking with Doan is referred to as Mr Y. He had smeared liquid on Doan's hands", Wan Azirul Nizam said.

A series of closed-circuit television (CCTV) videos were also played in court that showed both the accused women in contact with two unidentified men believed to have provided the deadly VX nerve agent that was used to kill Mr Kim Jong Nam. The women were mostly seen in separate locations, save for during the attack and later at a taxi stand. The pair were in the same area at the time of the attack, Mr Wan Azirul, confirmed.

Wan Azirul testified that Chang was also seen in the videos pouring liquid on Siti Aisyah's hands.

Most of the videos, however, appeared to show Huong and Siti Aisyah before, during and after the attack on Kim Jong Nam.

No further details about those four suspects were disclosed in open court, though Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin said outside court the four are believed to be North Koreans.

Police say Chang was actually Hong Song Hac, one of four North Korean suspects who left Malaysia on the day of the killing, while James was Ri Ji U, one of three other North Koreans who hid inside their country's embassy in Kuala Lumpur to avoid questioning.

The two defendants told police they were tricked into attacking Kim and thought they were merely playing a prank for a reality TV show.

But Hisyam Teh, Huong's lawyer, argued that she could not have known she was handling VX. James had her go to malls, hotels, and airports and would film her as she rubbed oil or pepper sauce on strangers, paying Aisyah between $100 and $200 per prank.

Wan Azirul Nizam also told the court that Mr Chang, identified with Siti in another piece of footage, had smeared the oily substance on her hands.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with murdering Kim with VX at Kuala Lumpur airport on Feb 13.

The 45-year-old Kim, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jon Il, was attacked as he went to check in for a flight to Macau.

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The defense lawyers for both Huong and Siti Aisyah said the videos could be considered hearsay, as the investigating officer did not record them himself and was not present to witness the crime.

Reported by BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.

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