Four mur­der sus­pects still at large named

> Ac­cused iden­ti­fies them as ‘Mr James’, ‘Mr Y’, ‘Mr Chang’ and ‘Hanamori @ Grandpa-Un­cle’, says cop


SHAH ALAM: The High Court yes­ter­day was told of the names of the four sus­pects, who are still at large in the Kim Jong-Nam mur­der trial, which en­tered its eighth day.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer ASP Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz from the Sepang dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters, who was the ninth wit­ness, told the court that one of the two ac­cused on trial, In­done­sian Siti Aisyah, 25, re­vealed the names to him fol­low­ing her ar­rest.

He said Siti had iden­ti­fied them as “Mr James”, “Mr Y”, “Mr Chang”, and “Hanamori @ Grandpa-Un­cle”.

He told deputy pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Wan Sha­harud­din Wan Ladin that an­other sus­pect, Viet­namese Doan Thi Huong, 29, also men­tioned the same names when quizzed by him dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion.

Wan Azirul Nizam fur­ther tes­ti­fied that Mr James was the per­son who had re­cruited Siti while Hanamori @ Grandpa-un­cle, was the one who gave in­struc­tions to Mr Y.

The court also viewed a se­ries of closed­cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­era footage which showed both ac­cused with two uniden­ti­fied men, who are be­lieved to have pro­vided the VX poi­son used to kill Jong-Nam, the half­brother of North Korean leader Kim JongUn on Feb 13.

One footage showed Doan walk­ing through KL In­ter­na­tional Air­port 2 (klia2) with a man wear­ing a cap. An­other clip showed Siti meet­ing an­other man wear­ing a black cap at a restau­rant, less than an hour be­fore the at­tack.

How­ever, both men’s faces were heav­ily ob­scured in the footage.

“The man walk­ing with Doan is re­ferred to as Mr Y. He had smeared liq­uid on Doan’s hands,” Wan Azirul Nizam said.

Wan Azirul Nizam also told the court that Mr Chang, iden­ti­fied with Siti in an­other footage, had smeared the oily sub­stance on her hands.

The trial re­sumes on Oct 24 with a planned visit to the klia2, where the mur­der took place.

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