(File pix) The two women charged with killing Kim Jong-nam – Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25 (second from left) and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28 (second from right). Pix by Ahmad Irham Mohd Noor

KAJANG: The case of North Korean Kim Jong-nam’s murder will be heard for the first time at the Shah Alam High Court on July 28.

The two women charged with killing Jong-nam – Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28 and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25 – are expected to enter their plea on the date.

When met after proceedings inside the Kajang Women's Prison here (where the two women are being held), deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad said the case will be heard before High Court judge Azmi Ariffin in Shah Alam.

The hearing, which was fixed for case management today before deputy registrar Mohamad Nasrudin Mohamed, was held at the prison instead of the High Court for security reasons.

Iskandar said the prosecution today handed over 44 documents comprising a post-mortem report, a chemist’s report and an arrest report, among others.

However, documents related to the CCTV recording of the alleged murder will be handed over just before or on the mention date.

The duo faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Jong-nam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) at around 9am on Feb 13.

Jong-nam, who is the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died after being allegedly poisoned by the two women, said to be working for North Korean agents.