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Accused Could Dispose Off Evidence, But Didn’t

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SHAH ALAM – A police witness today told the High Court here that Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong had the opportunity to dispose off the T- shirt and short skirt which she wore when she allegedly attacked Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Feb 13. Doan, 28,…

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Kim Jong-nam Murder Case: Police Officer Afraid To Open Exhibit Bag

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SHAH ALAM – A police officer who arrested the first accused, Siti Aisyah, in the murder case of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ‘s half-brother Kim Jong-nam appeared traumatised when asked to open an exhibit bag which contained a blouse without sleeves belonging to her at the High Court here today. Selangor police contingent headquarters…

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Indonesian Accused In Kim Jong-nam’s Murder Cried During Visit At Scene

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SEPANG – The Indonesian accused in the murder of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, cried during a visit to the scene at the K International Airport 2 (klia2) here today. Deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the media that Siti Aisyah, 25, complained of…

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Jong-nam’s Death Due To Acute VX Nerve Agent Poisoning

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SHAH ALAM – Kim Jong-nam or Kim Chol, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was confirmed to have died due to acute poisoning by VX nerve agent, the High Court here was told today. Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) Forensic Division chief, Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood said the post-mortem results showed no other…

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Jong-nam Trial Continues To Attract Foreign Media

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SHAH ALAM – The second day of trial for the two women charged with murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, continues to draw the interest of local and foreign media. Representatives of more than 10 foreign media agencies including from South Korea, North Korea, Indonesia and Japan registered at the special…

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Duo Plead Not Guilty To Murdering Kim Jong-nam

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SHAH ALAM – Two women pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the start of their trial in a Cold War-style assassination that shocked the world. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong entered their pleas through interpreters at the High Court here. The…

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Kim Jong-Nam Looking To Defect Days Before Murder

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Kim Jong-nam was looking to defect just days before he was assassinated on Feb 13, according a BBC documentary. The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wanted to become a citizen in Switzerland amid growing fears for his safety. He reportedly said he wanted to move to Switzerland, where he…

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Oct 2: Trial Of Foreign Women Charged With Murdering Kim Jong-nam

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SHAH ALAM –  The Shah Alam High Court has set 23 days beginning Oct 2 for trial of two foreign women who were charged with murdering Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin fixed the date after the case came up for mention before him today.…

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May 30 For Remention Of Kim Jong-nam Murder Case

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SEPANG – The high-profile murder case of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been set for remention on May 30. Sessions Court Judge Harith Sham Mohamed Yasin, who sat as magistrate, allowed an application by Selangor prosecution director Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad to give the prosecution one…

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Kim Jong-nam Murder Case For Mention Tomorrow In Sepang Court

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two foreigners who are facing a charge of murdering Kim Chol, or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un will be brought before the Sepang Court again. The high-profile case was fixed for mention tomorrow for the prosecution and lawyers for the duo to brief the court on…

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Kim Jong-nam: Najib Assures Updates Of The Case Even While He Is Away

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has given his assurance that he will still oversee and give updates on the situation of Malaysian citizens in North Korea and the Kim Jong-nam’s murder case even when he is on a five-day official visit to India which begins today. “In this modern day,…

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Jong-nam’s Body Released To Family

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KUALA LUMPUR – The remains of Kim Jong-Nam (pix), the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, was released today by the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for repatriation to his family — 41 days after he was murdered with a nerve agent at klia2 on Feb 13. At noon today, a Toyota Vellfire hearse escorted…

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Jong-nam Murder: Probe By Outsiders Against Law, Says IGP

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KUALA LUMPUR – Conducting of investigation by outsiders including North Korean agents into the murder of Kim Jong-nam here is against the law, says Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. He said any party that wished to investigate the case, should first seek permission of the Malaysian police as it could disturb the…

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Jong-nam’s Embalmed Body Can Remain From Rotting For 3 Months

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KUALA LUMPUR – Last Sunday’s embalming of the body of murdered North Korean Kim Jong-nam can help preserve it for up to three months, and is useful if the remains have to be sent to North Korea, according to a Kuala Lumpur Hospital source. It is learnt that the body was embalmed for fear that…

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Jong-nam: PDRM Obtains Interpol Red Notice To Arrest Four North Korean Nationals

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PUTRAJAYA – Malaysian police have obtained the Interpol Red Notice for the arrest of four North Korean nationals in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, said Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. “We have obtained the Interpol notice against them and we are hoping to get them through Interpol,” he said on…

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Three Weeks For Jong-Nam’s Family To Claim Remains, Says Subra

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PUTRAJAYA: The family of Kim Jong-Nam has been given a time frame of three weeks to claim his remains, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. He said once the period is over, the government will decide on the next course of action. Subramaniam added that Wisma Putra is trying to contact Jong-Nam’s next-of-kin.…

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Health Ministry has Yet To Decide On Jong-nam Body

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BALIK PULAU – The Health Ministry has yet to decide on the body of Kim Jong-nam, a North Korean murdered in the country on Feb 13, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said thus far there was no regulation limiting the length of time the body could be kept in a…

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M’sia Determines To Resolve Assassination Of Jong-nam

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is taking a serious stand and fully determined to get to the truth on the assassination of a North Korean national, widely reported as Kim Jong-nam, at KL International Airport 2 (klia2) recently, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said the government was also determined to prosecute those…

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Kim Killing Reignites Interest In 1978 Disappearance Of 4 M’sian Women

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BANGKOK – The murder of Kim Jong-nam at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2) three weeks ago, has somewhat rekindled the interest of a Japanese association in a mysterious incident which occurred 39 years ago. On Aug 20, 1978, four young Malaysian women and one Singaporean woman disappeared mysteriously after they were asked by a…

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Kim Jong Nam Murder: Malaysia In Close Contact With OPCW

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is in close contact with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), particularly regarding the recent incident involving the death of a North Korean national at Kuala Lumpur National Airport 2 (klia2). According to Foreign Affairs Ministry’s statement, the OPCW has provided the Malaysian authority with some technical materials…

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Delegation Insists It Was A Fatal Heart Ailment

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KUALA LUMPUR: North Korea continues to reject the claim that its citizen “Kim Chol” died of poisoning and insists it was a heart ailment that killed him. To add to the intrigue, it accuses South Korea of being behind the poisoning claims. “We have information that Kim Chol suffered from heart disease and was not…

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Malaysia Strongly Condemns Use Of VX Nerve Agent In Jong-nam Murder

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KUALA LUMPUR: Wisma Putra said on Friday it strongly condemned the use of the toxic nerve agent VX, which authorities say was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Kuala Lumpur International airport last month. Kim Jong-nam, 45, (pic) was murdered on Feb 13 at the airport’s budget terminal…

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N. Korean Suspect Released From Custody

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SEPANG: North Korean Ri Jong-chol was released from remand at around 8.50am on Friday. He was then driven out of the Sepang police headquarters, where he was being held. Jong-chol arrived at the Immigration Department headquarters in Putrajaya at 9.15am to begin the process of his deportation. The North Korean was arrested in connection with the…

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AG: N. Korean Suspect In Jong-nam Murder To Be Deported

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PETALING JAYA: The North Korean suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam will be deported on Friday. Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali (pic) confirmed that Ri Jong-chol, who was detained on Feb 18, would be released from police custody after his second remand expires, and deported. “He will not be charged…

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Jong-nam’s Body Will Not Be Released To N. Korean Delegation, Says Subra

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PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra has received a request for a meeting from a North Korean high-level delegation, which is in the country to retrieve the body of Kim Jong-nam. However, they are not likely to get their way as Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has announ­ced that they would not yield to any such…

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Subra: Only Next-Of-Kin Can Request Release Of Jong-Nam’s Body

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PUTRAJAYA: The Government will not yield to any request for Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released unless it is made by his next-of-kin, says Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. The Health Minister confirmed that a “high-level” North Korean delegation are in the country and met with members of the Cabinet. However, he said the Government…

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Two Foreign Women Charged With Murder Of North Korean Man

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SEPANG – Two foreign women were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with the murder of a North Korean man at KL International Airport 2 on Feb 13. Siti Aisyah, 25, an Indonesian national, and Doan Thi Huong, 29, a Vietnamese citizen, were charged with four other people still at large with the murder…

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Two Suspects Arrive At Sepang Court Complex Under Tight Security

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SEPANG – Two foreign women suspects in the murder case of North Korean, Kim Jong-nam, arrived at Sepang Court Complex here, under tight security. The two suspects arrived in separate convoys of 4 WD vehicles escorted by masked police personnel and were accompanied by the traffic police and police patrol cars. The first convoy of…

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Kim Jong-Nam Murder Case Puts Sepang Court Complex In Limelight

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SEPANG – The Sepang Court Complex has become the focus of local and international media as two suspects in the murder case of Kim Jong-nam are expected to be charged in court today. The media members arrived as early as 5am to line up outside the court complex in order to get the opportunity to…

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North Korea Sends Senior Official To KL Over Kim Jong-nam’s Murder

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KUALA LUMPUR – North Korea has sent a senior official to Kuala Lumpur for discussions with Malaysian authorities on matters related to the murder of Kim Jong-nam, estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The official, North Korea’s former ambassador to the United Nations Ri Tong Il, arrived today and declared: “From today,…

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