Kim Jong Nam murder trial set for case management on June 16

Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam (left) and Siti Ashyah of Indonesia, who were detained in connection to the Feb 13 assassination of Kim Jong Nam.
Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam (left) and Siti Ashyah of Indonesia, who were detained in connection to the Feb 13 assassination of Kim Jong Nam.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Asia News Network) - The keenly-watched trial of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is fixed for case management on June 16 at the Shah Alam High Court.

The proceedings are expected to be held behind closed doors before deputy registrar Mohamad Nasrudin Mohamed.

Both suspects, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, and Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 25, will be taken to court, said Doan's lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik.

The two women are accused of murdering Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13.

They face the death penalty if found guilty under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

On May 30, the case was transferred to the Shah Alam High Court from the Sepang magistrate's court.