KUALA LUMPUR - The case of two foreign women accused of murdering Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been set for case management on June 16.
The matter has been fixed for case management before Shah Alam High Court deputy registrar Mohamad Nasrudin Mohamed at 9 am.
Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, representing Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, confirmed the matter and also said both the accused would be brought to court on that day.
Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia, and Doan were charged with four others still at large, with the murder of Kim Chol, 45, at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2) departure hall at 9 am on Feb 13.
The duo were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
On May 30, the Sepang Magistrate's Court transferred the case to the Shah Alam High Court after granting an application by Selangor Prosecution director Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad for the case to be transferred to the High Court based on Section 177A of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).
Their plea will be recorded when the case comes up for mention in the Shah Alam High Court since capital punishment comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.
It was reported that Jong-nam was at klia2 on Feb 13 to board a flight to Macau when two women approached and suddenly wiped his face with toxic liquid which was later identified as the VX nerve agent.
Jong-nam, who travelled with a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol, died while on the way to Putrajaya Hospital.
He came to Malaysia on Feb 6.