Forensic consultant says it was a sign the North Korean had been poisoned.
SHAH ALAM: The High Court was today told that the underwear worn by Kim Jong Nam, who was alleged to have died from VX poisoning, was soiled with faeces.
Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) medical forensic consultant, Dr Nurliza Abdullah, 52, who did a post-mortem on Jong Nam’s body, said the large amount of faeces found on his underwear was a sign of poisoning.
She said the signs of poisoning found on Jong Nam indicated that it was due to the VX nerve agent.
Dr Nurliza was testifying as the 19th witness in the trial of Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, 28, who are charged with four others still at large with murdering Jong Nam, 45, at the Departure Hall of Kuala Lumpur 2 (klia2) at 9am on Feb 13 this year.
Jong Nam was the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Questioned by deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin during examination-in-chief, Dr Nurliza said the victim’s pupils had also contracted, which was another sign of poisoning.
Earlier, Sergeant Shamsul Bahrin Abdullah, from the klia2 police station, told the court he contacted the North Korean Embassy at 4.50pm last Feb 13 to inform the embassy about the death of its citizen.
Questioned by deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad, the 18th witness said the call was answered by a man by the name of Kim Yu-song, who was a counsellor at the embassy and able to speak Malay.
“I told Kim Yu that there was a death involving a North Korean citizen by the name of Kim Chol (Jong Nam) and I also gave the passport number of the deceased, as well as requested for a representative from the embassy to come to the Forensic Department of the Putrajaya Hospital to identify the body.
“Kim Yu did not give any response, except to say ‘yes’ and ‘thank you’. After that, I went to the meeting room at the klia2 police station where I kept the deceased’s belongings and saw a few Special Branch officers in civilian clothing in the room.
“One of the Special Branch officers said that the deceased was a brother of the North Korean leader,” he said, adding that he was shocked by the information.
Later, Shamsul Bahrin said he received a call from Kim Yu asking where the body was and when the post-mortem was scheduled for.
“The following day, at the lobby of the Forensic Department (of Putrajaya Hospital), I saw three Chinese-looking men entering the lobby, … I heard one of them, who looked elderly, introducing himself as Kim Yu at the hospital counter.
“I then approached him and introduced myself and he responded only by saying ‘thank you’,” he said.
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