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Video in Malaysian court shows 'fatal attack on Kim Jong Nam'

Video in Malaysian court shows 'fatal attack on Kim Jong Nam'”

Wan Azirul Nizam added that Jong-Nam's original passport, bearing the name Kim-Chol, was handed over to the North Korean embassy and that he was present when a copy of the passport was made by the police. The lawyer said James had Aisyah go to malls, hotels and airports and rub oil or pepper sauce on strangers which he would film on his phone, and paid Aisyah between $100 and $200 for each prank.

A police investigator testifying Thursday at the Kim Jong Nam murder trial in Malaysia described how, immediately before the killing, two suspects who are still at large poured liquid on the hands of two defendants accused of smearing the victim's face with a deadly nerve agent.

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.

Mr Wan Azirul told the court Huong appeared "aggressive" and did not apologise to Kim like she did to another person she approached in a similar manner two days earlier.

The men's faces, however, cannot be seen clearly.

Wan Azirul, who is the ninth witness in the case, said the names were revealed by both of the women when they were quizzed by police during initial investigations. She walked swiftly to a restroom, keeping her hands partially raised and away from her body.

The investigator did not give more details about the four men during his testimony, but Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the Associated Press outside the court that the four were believed to be North Koreans. The court was told that Mr Chang had also smeared the oily substance on her hands.

Their defense lawyers have said Huong and Aisyah were duped by suspected North Korean agents into believing they were playing a harmless prank for a TV show.

The murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Malaysia has never directly accused North Korea, but South Korea's spy agency has said the attack was part of a five-year plot by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to kill a brother he reportedly never met. Kim Jong Nam was not thought to be seeking influence over his younger brother but had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic rule.



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