The closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) which allegedly shows the moment which led to the assasination of North Korean Kim Chol was screened in the High Court today. (pix by ROSLIN MAT TAHIR)

SHAH ALAM: The closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) which allegedly shows the moment which led to the assasination of North Korean Kim Chol was screened in the High Court today.

Police Assistant Superintendent Wan Azirul Che Wan Aziz, who testified at the trial of Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 28, who are charged with murder, said the action that was captured at 9am on Feb 13 occurred at the third floor, in front of the self check-in counter.

He said in the video he saw Doan walking as if she was in a hurry and that she looked anxious after pulling off the 'attack' on the North Korean man.

"After the attack, she looked uncomfortable and it was seen that she was trying to avoid her palms from touching her body and clothes by facing her hands upwards... She was heading to the toilet at the second floor after that," said the witness.

He added that in the video, the accused was wearing a white long-sleeved top with the phrase 'LOL', a blue skirt and was carrying a sling bag.

Wan Azirul, an investigating officer from Sepang police headquarters assigned to handle the case, also told the court that through his observation of the video recordings of the CCTV footage, Doan was well aware of what she had to do even though she looked anxious.

During examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin, the witness said Doan's hand gesture was normal and the accused was more relaxed after she got out of the toilet.

When the video of a CCTV footage labelled as DVD 1 was played, Wan Azirul testified that there were two attackers of the man he identfied as Kim Chol.

"I identified the deceased as Kim Chol based on his passport," he said.

In his testimony though a video recording, he pointed out to the court a footage showing Siti Aisyah running towards the back of a cafe called "Bibik Heritage" after pulling off the attack.

He also showed a footage of Siti Aisyah running to the toilet located at the second floor before she took an escalator.

"Accused Siti Aisyah was seen coming down an escalator while trying to avoid her hands from touching the escalator handrail...She was shaking her hands vigorously as if it was hot," he said.

The police officer alsosaid that both accused were seen together at the transportation hub at klioa2.

DPP: What else did you see in the recording?

Wan Azirul: I saw that Doan was heading to the transportation hub at the first floor. I also saw her using a hand phone before heading to taxi waiting area.

DPP: Was there anyone else at the transportation hub that you recognise?

Wan Azirul: Yes. It was accused Siti Aisyah and she looked like she was in a hurry and anxious.. she came a while after accused Doan was waiting for a taxi there.

DPP: What was she wearing?

Wan Azirul: She was wearing a greyish sleeveless shirt, ripped blue jeans and a scarf. She was also carrying a sling bag.

The witness then testified that there was a footage which shows Siti Aisyah meeting with a man wearing a black cap and glasses at Bibik Heritage at the third floor of the airport about an hour before the incident.

He said Siti Aisyah was having a friendly chat with the man before the man handed over a taxi ticket to her.

Further in his testimony, Wan Azirul who was the nineth prosecution witness, said Kim Chol was seen limping when he was brought to the

Menara Medical Clinic at the airport.

He said according to the CCTV recording, Kim Chol who was with two policemen walked normally as they were exiting the elevator at the second floor but before he reached the clinic he was already limping.

The witness also testified that Kim Chol's belongings including his blazer and beaded bracelette had been returned to the North Korean Embassy after it was examined by the Department of Chemistry.

He said the USD$100,000 that was found in the victim's bag was now kept i

n a safe by the Sepang district police chief.

Earlier, the defence counsel of both accused told the court that they would like to visit the scene at klia2 before proceeding with their cross-examination of Wan Azirul.

The proceedings will continue tomorrow before judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin.

The visit to the scene will be held at KLIA2 at 8am on Oct 24

On March 1, Siti Aisyah and Doan were charged along with four others at large with murdering Kim Chol, 45.

Kim Chol was claimed to be the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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