Pair accused of Kim's 'airport assassination' go on trial

Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, along with Indonesian Siti Aisyah are accused of killing Kim Jong Nam on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur airport

Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, along with Indonesian Siti Aisyah are accused of killing Kim Jong Nam on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur airport

The two young women are at risk of the death penalty for the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in February.

Malaysian police have said four North Korean suspects fled the country on the same day Kim Jong Nam was killed.

It's widely believed North Korean agents orchestrated the hit through two party girls that the Malaysian media has described as hookers.

Police say neither Chang nor James were who they say they were.

"The prosecution has a moral duty to disclose the names. The charge states that my client has common intention with four others.The defence needs the names for the objective of our defence", he said.

Doan and Aisyah are being "charged with committing murder with four others who are still at large", according to a statement by prosecutors.

"There must be fairness, but we respect the judge's decision this morning", Hisyam later told reporters.

Norashikin was the fifth prosecution witness in Kim Jong Nam's murder trial at the High Court here. They smeared his face with a liquid substance that later turned out to be deadly VX nerve agent.

North Korea has refused to accept the dead man was Kim Jong Un's half brother, suggesting instead he died of a heart attack.

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Kim Jong-nam had been critical of his brother and of the North Korean state, telling a Japanese journalist that the dynastic succession "was a joke" and that the "Kim Jong-un regime will not last long".

HKL pathologist Dr Nor Ashikin Othman, 44, who conducted tests on Jong-Nam's blood sample said the condition could have been caused by either pesticide or the work of nerve agent.

"His hands were trembling, I was wondering why".

He told Japanese officials that he wanted to take his family to Tokyo Disneyland.

The incident happened in February and two women were arrested shortly after. 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.

L/Kpl Mohd Zulkarnain Sanudin, 31, testified that he could not figure out the ethnicity of the man and did not ask about his background. He was closing his eyes tightly and his face was very red. Kim said he had been attacked by a woman from behind.

His jaw and teeth clenched and his eyes rolled back before he slipped into unconsciousness, Nik said.

"His oxygen saturation level improved up to 67% while his blood pressure reading was at 92/70", he said adding that the improvement in his vitals signs eventually saw pulse registering a 19/100 beats per minute.

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