Accused in Kim Jong-nam murder trial undergoes medical check

Doan Thi Huong leaves the Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday

She and Huong had been accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with liquid VX at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.

She is now the only person on trial for the murder, following the decision earlier this week to drop charges against an Indonesian woman, Siti Aisyah.

Huong's lawyer, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, told the court that the decision was "perverse".

"The decision not to withdraw does not sit well with our criminal justice system".

Teh said, "Very obviously, there is discrimination". "The AG favored one party to the other". Her lawyers said while she was happy that Siti Aisyah had been released, she was now feeling depressed and had slept for no more than an hour over the past three nights.

"I don't understand why the other girl was released, but not my daughter", Vy told Reuters after the decision. The defense phase of the trial was to have begun Monday.

Aisyah and a Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, were accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face at a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal. The women claimed they had no idea they had been groomed by North Korean agents to carry out the murder and thought they were taking part in a prank TV show.

Vietnamese Ambassaador Le Quy Quynh said he was "very disappointed" with the attorney general's decision.

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"We will request Malaysia to have fair judgment and release her as soon as possible", he said.

Huong has been on trial since last one and a half year.

Yesterday, she sobbed in the dock and had to be helped out of court by two police officers after a prosecutor announced the attorney-general had refused to drop a murder charge against her.

Huong's lawyers said CCTV video showing Huong walking up behind Kim and putting her hands over his face should have no bearing on the attorney general's decision, because both women were mounting the same defence and it had already been chose to free Siti Aisyah.

A murder conviction carries a mandatory penalty of death by hanging in Malaysia. The government vowed a year ago to scrap capital punishment but has indicated recently it may backtrack on the plan.

Malaysian officials have never officially accused North Korea and have made it clear they don't want the trial politicized.

Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son in the current generation of North Korea's ruling family.

He was once seen as a future leader of the isolated country, but when his father Kim Jong-il died, he was bypassed in favour of the younger Kim.

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