Kim sib slay’s mys­tery men

New York Post - - NEWS - By EILEEN NG

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.

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