256 policemen at Jong Nam murder trial


SHAH ALAM: Police have deployed a team of 256 personnel to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Court Complex to ensure a smooth process on Friday morning of the case involving two women charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam.

The case had been fixed for re-mention at the High Court on Friday morning and will be presided by Justice Azmi Ariffin.

Shah Alam deputy police chief Supt Nek Zaidi Zakaria said the cops would be involved in an operation dubbed Ops Prank.

Aside from personnel from the Shah Alam district police headquarters, the Bukit Aman Special Task Force On Organised Crime (Stafoc) and General Operations Force personnel are also on the team, he told Bernama when contacted yesterday.

On March 1 this year, two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, were charged at the Sepang Magistrate’s Court with murdering Jong Nam, 45, the brother of North Korea’s leader. They are accused of committing the offence with four other individuals still at large.

No plea was recorded from the duo, as the charge which carries the mandatory death sentence is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

They allegedly committed the offence at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), around 9am on Feb 13, under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Jong Nam, who used the name “Kim Chol” in his passport, died while en route to Putrajaya Hospital. He had been staying in Malaysia since Feb 6.