Asia Briefs: Kim assassination: Key documents 'not provided'

Kim assassination: Key documents 'not provided'

KUALA LUMPUR • A lawyer for one of two women charged with assassinating Mr Kim Jong Nam accused the Malaysian authorities yesterday of an "unethical" failure to share documents vital to the defence.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah's lawyer Gooi Soon Seng said police and state prosecutors have yet to give the defence the airport closed-circuit television footage of the assassination of Mr Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or the autopsy report.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad said the documents will be served before the trial.


Man kills two, injures 18 in China knife attack

SHANGHAI • A knife-wielding man aged 30 and suspected of mental illness killed two people and injured 18 in China's Guizhou province on Sunday, said Xinhua news agency. It is the latest in a series of knife and axe attacks in China in recent years.


Monsoon toll climbs to 164 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO • Sri Lanka's monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rain, the Disaster Management Centre said yesterday.

Flood waters were receding in the districts of Ratnapura and Kalutara, worst affected by Friday's deluge that caused the island's worst flooding in 14 years. The centre said 104 people were still listed as missing.


Skytrain to begin trial runs at Jakarta airport

JAKARTA • Connections at Indonesia's busiest airport, Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, will be faster after its driverless Skytrain begins trial runs next month, news site Tribunews reported.

The automated people mover system is set to connect all three terminals by August, with full operation of the 950 billion rupiah (S$99 million) project.


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