Jong-Nam murder: Vietnam has confidence in Malaysian legal process

LOKMAN MANSOR


MANILA: Vietnam has expressed confidence in Malaysia’s judicial process to determine the fate of its citizen Doan Thi Huong, one of the suspects implicated in the death of Kim Jong-Nam.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said, during his bilateral meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the leader had sought clarification on Huong’s situation.

Huong, 28, and Indonesia Siti Aisyah, 25, have been charged with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam after his assassination at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Both are facing the death penalty.

“I explained that we have our legal process and she will be accorded her rights,” Najib said at a press conference with Malaysian media here today.

He said the Vietnamese premier expressed hope that facts will emerge to show that Huong was manipulated by others.

“Whatever it is, the case has to go through the legal process. He understood and said he had confidence in our judicial process,” Najib added.