2 women plead innocent in N. Korean's killing


"And one of those moments - perhaps its most spectacular moment - was the assassination of Kim Jong-nam".

The cholinesterase enzyme test on Kim Chol's remains, she said returned a result of 344 units per litre which was low in comparison to enzyme level for both the accused Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, were 6,781 and 7,163 units per litre, respectively. They face the death penalty if convicted.

Pyongyang has denied any involvement in the killing, but in court prosecutors said that four men - believed to be four North Koreans who fled Malaysia on the day of murder - were also charged in the case. They told about their interactions with Kim shortly after he started complaining of health problems at the airport. The charge stated that my client has common intention with four others.

"We are fairly confident that at the end of trial, they will probably be acquitted", Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, a lawyer representing Huong, said on Monday.

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Dr Norashikin is the fifth witness in the Kim Jong-nam murder trial at the Shah Alam High Court. He was estranged from his brother Kim Jong Un at the time of his death. They insist they thought it was all just a TV prank.

Drawing on interviews with a leading North Korean defector, diplomats, Kim Jong-nam's school friends and even a former North Korean secret agent, North Korea's Deadly Dictator sheds light on the inner workings of the Kim family, and how Kim Jong-un is trying to ensure his regime's survival.

She said that at Kim's request she took him to file a report with a police officer before going to a clinic.

The trial is expected to run until 30 November, during which time over 40 witnesses are expected to be called upon.

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The three family members were known to be residing in Macau when Kim Jong-nam was murdered at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February, and made contact with Cheollima immediately after the incident. "I was with him for about 10 to 20 minutes", she testified.

The court heard the testimony of airport worker Juliana Idris and Police Lance Corporal Mohd Zulkarnain Sanudin, who saw Kim before he died in the airport clinic.

"She said he was smothered with something on his face by two women", he added.

L/Kpl Mohd Zulkarnain, whose job is to patrol the airport, said the man came to him together with a Juliana, who works at the airport's information counter. Ms. Siti had once traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where Mr. Kim had also visited, to carry out what she had been told were pranks, Mr. Gooi said.

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