ASHEN-FACED, JONG-NAM’S DARING ‘FEMALE ASSASSINS’ CHARGED FOR MURDER AMID TIGHT SECURITY, WHILE SCUFFLES ERUPT OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE BETWEEN COPS & MEDIA

Two women have been charged with the murder of North Korean Kim Jong-nam at the Magistrate’s Court here Wednesday.

Vietnamese national Duon Thi Huong, 29 and an Indonesian, Siti Aisyah, 25, were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The two women were charged separately.

No plea was recorded.

Under tight security both inside and outside the courthouse, suspects Duon Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah arrived in separate convoys about 10 minutes apart.

The first convoy of at least seven police vehicles and several outriders, including several heavily-tinted black four-wheel-drives arrived at about 9.30am Wednesday, transporting the first suspect.

The second convoy of similar vehicles entered the courthouse around 9.40am.

Media members waiting at the main entrance to the court complex scrambled to get pictures and visuals of the suspects upon hearing the sirens of the approaching vehicles.

Duon and Siti Aisyah were taken into the premises via the second entrance about 100 metres from where the press had gathered.

Duon, who is Vietnamese and her Indonesian counterpart Siti Aisyah are among three suspects who have been arrested in connection  with the murder of Jong-nam, who is the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

MEANWHILE, according to The Malay Mail:

The police chased off media personnel and even threatened to arrest them as they tried to glimpse two foreign women brought to the magistrate’s court here for prosecution over the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

A police officer was heard threatening to arrest one of the foreign videographers who tried to get a look at one of the suspects being ushered into court from their transport vehicles.

“Get out of here, I will arrest you,” he was heard telling the journalist who crossed the police cordon line.

The courthouse has been cordoned off with heavily armed police all around. Members of the police special forces and light strike force have been stationed to block any access to the courtroom and to where the suspects were transported.

Only reporters with specific passes were allowed into the courtroom after surrendering their mobile devices.

The suspects arrived at the courthouse at 9.30am in unmarked four wheel drive vehicles escorted by several police patrol cars.

Two foreign women are expected to be charged today over the killing of Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, who was attacked at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on February 13.

MALAY MAIL / ANN

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