Court asked to restore details of Kim Jong Nam post-mortem

Court asked to restore details of Kim Jong Nam post-mortem

Dr Mohd Shah Mahmud, who heads the forensic department at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), said this during cross examination by defence lawyer Gooi Soon Seng.

"Whether the person died of VX or not is for the judge to decide, not for him to decide", Gooi told the court.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations, at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13.

The murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, one of the suspects in the murder trial of Kim Jong-Nam, is brought to the High Court, in Shah Alam, on Oct 4, 2017.

The defense has successfully argued for some elements of the report to be expunged, claiming they represented hearsay and were not admissible as evidence - a decision the prosecution has challenged.

Six types of poisons including erectile dysfunction drug were discovered in Kim Jong-Nam's blood samples in addition to the VX (nerve agent) poison, the High Court heard, today.

Reporters covering the closely-watched trial in the courtroom on Wednesday were asked to wear face masks to minimise the risk of exposure to VX, but this reporter found that not everyone wore a mask and gloves in court on Wednesday.

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Just over a week after Kim Jong Nam's murder in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, Malaysian police announced that a preliminary investigation had identified N-2-Diisopropylamino Ethyl methylphosphonothioate - commonly known as VX - as having been the cause of death.

She said blood tests on the two women accused of murdering Kim showed normal enzyme levels, but this may not conclusively show they were not exposed to VX because the women may have been in contact with a low concentration level or have decontaminated themselves by washing their hands with soap or taking an antidote.

Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of North Korea's supreme leader, died in February, less than two hours after the attack at Malaysia's worldwide airport.

The four North Korean suspects flew out of Kuala Lumpur for Pyongyang on the day of the killing and remain at large.

Siti and Huong are accused of smearing the deadly nerve agent on the victim's face and eyes.

Nik continued his testimony from Monday, in which he described how Kim arrived at the airport clinic conscious but in pain, with very high blood pressure and pulse.

Chemical pathologist Nur Ashikin Othman, who examined his body, said the victim had extremely low levels of an enzyme vital for nervous system function in his body, due to poisoning. The normal level is above 5,300 units per liter, she said.

Throughout legal proceedings, he is being referred to by the prosecution, however, as "Kim Chol", the name on his passport at the time of his death and the name used by North Korea, which has refused to acknowledge that the man killed was Kim Jong Un's brother.

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