Vietnamese Accused of Jong-nam’s Murder Gets Mental Health Check

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The Vietnamese woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, underwent a physical and mental examination today at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital

Doan Thi Huong, 30, in bullet-proof attire, was brought to the hospital under heavy guard in Prisons Department van at 9.20am and left at 10.40am, said her lawyer, Salim Bashir.


“She was taken to the psychiatric ward…it was just a physical and mental examination,” Salim said.

Doan reportedly fell ill yesterday at the Shah Alam High Court where the murder trial is going on and Judge Azmi Ariffin postponed the hearing to April 1 after Doan’s counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik informed the court that his client was physically and mentally unfit to testify.

The Shah Alam High Court had, on March 11, given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to the other accused in the case, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, after the prosecution withdrew the charge against her. She has returned to Indonesia.

Doan and Siti Aisyah, as well as four others still at large, were accused of Jong-nam’s murder at the departure hall of the KL International Airport 2 on Feb 13, 2017.

Related report: Mar 11, Kim Jong-nam Murder Suspect Siti Aisyah Freed on Indonesia’s Request