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Kim Chol Murder Trial: “Accused Did Something” – Witness

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SHAH ALAM – A prosecution witness in the murder trial of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korea’s leader, told the High Court here today that one of the accused “did something” to some members of the public at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (Klia2), two days before Kim Chol’s death.

Sepang/KLIA Criminal Investigation Department senior investigating officer ASP Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz was referring to Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, based on closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) recordings.

“Doan approached members of the public randomly and wiped something, gently, on their faces from behind. When the persons turned around she appeared to apologise by bowing her head and putting her hands together in front of them, taking two, three steps back before leaving the place slowly,” he said.

He was giving evidence based on CCTV footage “No. 21” dated Feb 11.

The ninth prosecution witness said in another CCTV recording, that is, on the day of the incident (Feb 13, 217), Doan appeared to “do the same thing” to Kim Chol but in a rough manner “like an attack”.

“For me it was an aggressive action. Another difference was, Doan walked very quickly away, in a hurry,” he said in response to deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin.

He said the CCTV recording showed what transpired on the day of the alleged incident at Level 3, near the self check-in area at klia2 departure hall, while CCTV 21 was a footage of Level 3, green zone area, klia2.

Wan Azirul Nizam was testifying on the sixth day of the trial of two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan, 28, who are accused with four people still at large of murdering Kim Chol, 45, at klia2 at 9 am on Feb 13.

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

To a question from Wan Shaharuddin, the witness said he investigated 23 CCTV recordings to make comparisons and prove whether both accused had a motive to commit murder.

In carrying out his task as the investigating officer in the case, the witness said he took into consideration other details such as CCTV recordings to facilitate the investigation and recorded statements from witnesses and experts, as well as Doan and Siti Aisyah.

The trial before justice Datuk Azmi Ariffin continues tomorrow. – BERNAMA

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