Kim sib slay’s mystery men
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — A police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were seen on airport security videos with two men believed to have provided the VX nerve agent used to kill him.
Videos presented in court showed Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong walking in the Kuala Lumpur airport with a man wearing a baseball cap. Separately, Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah was seen meeting with another man, also wearing a cap, at an airport cafe just before the attack in a departure terminal on Feb. 13.
The faces of the men can’t be seen clearly. Chief investigating officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz identified the men as only Mr. Y and Mr. Chang.
He testified that the two men were believed to have smeared liquid on the women’s hands before the women smeared it on Kim Jong-nam’s face.
Wan Azirul said the two men are among four people at large whom prosecutors accuse of intending to murder Kim.
He named the two other at-large suspects as James, the suspected recruiter of Aisyah, and Hanamori, who is suspected of giving directions to Mr. Y.
Prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin said the four are believed to be North Koreans.
Huong and Aisyah have pleaded not guilty to murder charges that carry mandatory death sentences.