Aisyahs trial being resumed at higher court

Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA News) – Trial of the Kim Jong Nam murder cases defendants — Indonesian female citizen Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese female citizen Doan Thi Huong — will be resumed at the Shah Alam High Court, Selangor, Malaysia.

“The trial will resume at the Shah Alam High Court at an undetermined time,” Judge Harith Sham Mohammad Yasin stated before closing the session at the Sesyen Court of Sepang in Sepang, Malaysia, on Tuesday.

The panel of judges decided to postpone the case to be resumed at the higher court, as the case documents from the public prosecutors were considered incomplete.

The trial took place on the second floor of the First Sesyen Court at 9:30 a.m. local time and ended at 10:45 a.m. local time.

During the session, Aisyah wore a red shirt, while Huong arrived in a blue shirt.

Both were escorted by women police officers while heading to the courtroom and were then accompanied by their respective translators. Aisyah was accompanied by Saiful Aiman as her translator.

The attorneys of Aisyah from the Gooi & Azura law firm who attended the session were Gooi Soon Seng, Azura Binti Dato Alias, Selvi Sandrasegaram, Choong Kak Sen, Loke Kok Mun, Wong Kah Hung, and Mohd Irwan Bin Sumadi.

During the trial, Seng read out two pleas submitted to the judges.

Representatives of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur who also attended the session were Indonesian Deputy Ambassador Andreano Erwin, Head of Protection Function of Indonesian Citizens Yusron B. Ambary, Research Attach Tjahjono, and several teams from the Directorate of Protection of Indonesian Citizens of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Feb 13, Aisyah and Huong, along with four others who are still free, were charged with killing Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at 9 a.m. local time at the Kuala Lumpur International Airports Departure 2 Terminal, Sepang region, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Aisyah was thereafter sentenced under Section 302 of the Penal Code or murder plan with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory capital punishment upon conviction.

Source: Antara News