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VN Embassy, lawyers visit murder suspect in Malaysia

Update: March, 30/2017 - 09:00
Representatives of the Việt Nam Embassy in Malaysia made a consular visit to Đoàn Thị Hương, a suspect in the death of Democratic People’s Republic of Korean citizen Kim Chol, at the Kajang prison yesterday. — Photo AFP

KUALA LUMPUR – Representatives of the Việt Nam Embassy in Malaysia made a consular visit to Đoàn Thị Hương, a suspect in the death of Democratic People’s Republic of Korean citizen Kim Chol, at the Kajang prison yesterday.

One of the two lawyers arranged for Hương, lawyer Hisyam Teh Toh Teik was also present during the visit.

With the agreement of Hương and her family and assistance from the Việt Nam Embassy and the Việt Nam Bar Federation, lawyers Hisyam Teh Toh Teik and Naran Singh have been arranged to defend the suspect in court.

Hisyam Teh Toh Teik is said to be one of the best Malaysian lawyers on the penal code, while Naran Singh is also an experienced practitioner in the field.

Both lawyers said they attach great importance to the case and would make serious efforts to ensure Hương receives legal aid.

During the consular visit, Hương said she was in good health and affirmed her willingness to cooperate with the lawyers.

The murder of Kim Chol took place at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13.-VNS

 

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