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Malaysian court postpones Kim Chol murder trial

Update: April, 13/2017 - 16:38
Đoàn Thị Hương leaves the courthouse after the postponement. — AFP Photo
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KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian court in Sepang district of Selangor state postponed a hearing for two women suspected in the death of a North Korea citizen to May 30. 

Judge Harith Sham Mohamed Yasin announced the postponement on Thursday. 

The hearing, which was scheduled for the same day, was postponed due to a lack of documents. As such, the case was not transferred to the Shah Alam High Court for a joint trial. 

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad said that they need another month and a half to prepare necessary documents. 

Earlier, the two suspects - Vietnamese national Đoàn Thị Hương, 28, and Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 25, were taken to the courthouse under heavy security. 

The murder of a North Korean man, named Kim Chol, took place at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13. On March 1, the two women were charged with murder and pleaded innocent, claiming they thought they were taking part in a game show. — VNS

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