During her last night at the Kajang women’s prison, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong penned a heartfelt letter, thanking those responsible for securing her freedom.
It was a happy ending for Doan, who boarded a flight to Hanoi at 7.15pm on Friday (May 3) after spending two years behind bars after being accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, representing the 30-year-old woman, read out the personal message written on a piece of paper to the media at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.
“Thank you so much for the Malaysian government, deputy public prosecutor, judge, all lawyers, Attorney-General, Vietnam government, Embassy (of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur) and Vietnam Bar Federation and media who had come to support me.
“And I thank so much for everybody who prayed for me in the church and at home as well.
“Thank you Lord Jesus for he loves me so much,” the message said.
She also thanked the Kajang Women’s prison for taking good care of her.
She signed off with: “I’m very happy and thank you all a lot. I love you all.”
Doan, who was detained for more than two years in Kajang Prison, was released this morning.
However, she was not present at the press conference attended by local and foreign media.
Teh said he and two lawyers from his firm, Datuk Naran Singh and Salim Bashir, would accompany Doan to Hanoi.
The trio will be meeting the Vietnam Bar Federation on Saturday (May 4) for a final discussion on the case, to be followed with a small celebration.
Naran and Salim thanked the media for highlighting the case over the past two years, saying that the press played a vital role in helping Doan.
The case is now closed and will not be reopened as there is no appeal by the prosecution against the sentence imposed on Doan by the High Court, said Teh.
“The case has come to a complete end as far as Doan is concerned,” he said.