Video in Malaysian court shows practice before Kim attack

Video in Malaysian court shows practice before Kim attack

The two women were in the same area at the time of the attack, Wan Azirul, who is with the Sepang criminal investigations department, confirmed.

Mr Wan Azirul told the court Huong appeared "aggressive" and did not apologise to Kim like she did to another person she approached in a similar manner two days earlier.

Videos presented in court showed Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong walking in the airport with a man wearing a baseball cap.

The court was shown two records which showed Huong in the airport's departure hall.

"In this video, the accused Doan is walking with a man who is wearing a black cap and bringing a backpack".

He testified that the two men were believed to have smeared liquid on the women's hands before the pair smeared it on Kim Jong Nam's face.

Wan Azirul testified that Chang was also seen in the videos pouring liquid on Siti Aisyah's hands. The two women were mostly seen in separate locations, save for during the attack and when they were at a taxi-stand later. He said the names were provided by Doan and Siti Aisyah during the police interview. "Even though she seemed to be in panic, she knew what to do", Mr Wan Azirul told the court.

Those four men - identified as North Koreans Ri Ji Hyon, Hong Song Hac, O Jong Gil, and Ri Jae Nam - are the subject of a red notice issued by Interpol, the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.

However, he did not say whether the four suspects were the North Koreans who the Malaysian police said left Kuala Lumpur for Pyongyang on the day of the killing. But they were allowed to return to North Korea along with Kim's body on March 31, as part of a deal that ended a six-week diplomatic row between the two countries following Kim's assassination.

Their defence lawyers have said Huong and Aisyah were duped by suspected North Korean agents into believing they were playing a harmless prank for a TV show. James had her go to malls, hotels, and airports and would film her as she rubbed oil or pepper sauce on strangers, paying Aisyah between $100 and $200 per prank.

In another clip, Siti Aisyah was seen entering a restaurant to meet a man identified as Mr Chang.

The 45-year-old Kim, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jon Il, was attacked as he went to check in for a flight to Macau.

Jong-nam died while on the way to the Putrajaya Hospital.

Reported by BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.