Doan Thi Huong is escorted to a court hearing (Source: Reuters)
 
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Sepang district court in Malaysia’s Selangor State held the third hearing on May 30 on the case of the murder of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) citizen Kim Chol.

The two suspects in the case are Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian national Siti Aisyah.

The hearing, presided by Judge Harith Sham Mohamed Yasin, lasted for 25 minutes with the participation of the lawyers of the two suspects, and a lawyer assigned by the Embassy of the DPRK in Malaysia.

The court decided to transfer the case to the Shah Alam High Court, also in Selangor state.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia sent representatives to the hearing to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the Vietnamese suspect.

According to the interpreter of Doan Thi Huong at court, Huong is in good health condition.

Kim Chol, as named in his passport, died at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13. Malaysia said he was poisoned, but the DPRK insisted that he died of a heart attack, plus high blood pressure and diabetes.

At the court hearing on March 1, the two women were charged with murder but they denied and said that they were cheated to take part in an innocuous prank.

According to the Malaysian law, they would face the death penalty if found guilty.

Previously, Doan Van Thanh, father of Doan Thi Huong visited his daughter on April 11 in the Kajang prison, Selangor state.

According to Thanh, Huong was in good health. The staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia regularly visited her in prison.-VNA