Kim Jong Nam murder: Malaysia police have not received any official request from defence lawyers

Kim Jong Nam murder: Malaysia police have not received any official request from defence lawyers
Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (covering face), 28, is escorted with a heavy police presence for a court appearance with Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 25, at the magistrates' court in Sepang.
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PUTRAJAYA - Police have not received any official request from defence lawyers in the Kim Jong-nam murder trial for documents to be given to them.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said such requests must be made officially and through the court.

He said police have always co-operated with defence lawyers and there is no reason why counsel for the two accused, Indonesian Siti Aishah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, will not be accorded the same treatment.

"However, it will be up to the Attorney-General to decide on which documents to be released to the lawyers," he said Thursday.

Earlier at the Sepang magistrate's court, the defence lawyers for Siti Aisyah and Doan complained that they were not given access to important material, including CCTV recordings.

Doan and Siti Aisyah are charged with murdering Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at KL International Airport 2 on Feb 13 when he was waiting for a flight to Macau.

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