Kim Jong-un brother's murder trial begins as suspects plead not guilty

The cause of the death of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader dominated the second day Tuesday of the trial of two women accused of killing him at a busy airport terminal in Malaysia.

Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad read a statement giving details of Kim's murder allegedly carried out by the two suspects who both wore bullet-proof vests after they were led into the court on the outskirts of Malaysia's largest city.

Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong, 28, of Vietnam were charged with the February 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam by smearing VX in the man's face at the airport in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The two women are said to have rubbed the banned VX nerve agent on JongNam'ss face.

Both woman are charged with murder under section 302 of the Malaysian criminal code, which carries a mandatory death sentence.

Drawing on interviews with a leading North Korean defector, diplomats, Kim Jong-nam's school friends and even a former North Korean secret agent, North Korea's Deadly Dictator sheds light on the inner workings of the Kim family, and how Kim Jong-un is trying to ensure his regime's survival.

A total of 153 witnesses will be called during the trial, which is closely followed by both local and global media. He told me that he wanted to lodge a police report.

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She said Kim spoke to her in English at the information counter and asked to be taken to a police station. He was closing his eyes tightly and his face was very red.

"His oxygen saturation level improved up to 67% while his blood pressure reading was at 92/70", he said adding that the improvement in his vitals signs eventually saw pulse registering a 19/100 beats per minute.

The witness said this during cross-examination by lawyer Gooi Soon Seng on whether she agreed a low enzyme level could be due to taking female hormones. Political analysts have said the decision to let the North Korean suspects go was a political deal meant to end a standoff and free the Malaysians who were trapped in the north.

Naran Singh, centre, and Hisyam Teh Toh Teik, left, lawyers for Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, speak to journalists at Shah Alam court house at Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, .

L/Kpl Mohd Zulkarnain said that as they were walking out of the lift on level two, the man said: "Sir, walk slow, my eyes blur".

Those three were later allowed to fly home in exchange for nine Malaysians allowed to leave Pyongyang.

Photos on the page show Huong wearing a white shirt that says "LOL", like the one seen during the attack.

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