Trial for suspect in DPRK citizen murder case postponed hinh anh 1Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah being escorted by Malaysian police (Photo: AFP/VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A Malaysian court on December 18 postponed the trial of an Indonesian suspect accused of killing a citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at a Malaysian airport in 2017 using the VX nerve agent.

Siti Aisyah, 26, is charged along with Doan Thi Huong, a 29-year-old Vietnamese, of poisoning the DPRK passport holder with the name of Kim Chol.

She was originally set to take the stand in January next year, after the court ruled in August that prosecutors had successfully established a case against her and Huong.

However, the judge on December 18 ordered a stay to allow her lawyer to appeal a court decision not to compel prosecutors to turn over copies of statements made by seven witnesses.

Siti Aisyah's lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng, said the documents were vital to her case, as five of the witnesses had gone missing.

The court set December 21 to decide whether the trial would continue with Huong's defence or be postponed until Aisyah's appeal has concluded.

Previously, on August 16, Judge Azmi bin Ariffin said that the prosecutors had made prima facie evidence against the accused women and, therefore, called upon them to enter their defence on their respective charges before the final ruling is given.

Meanwhile, the Shah Alam High Court in Malaysia’s Selangor state announced on November 7 the new confrontation dates for the two female suspects.-VNA 
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