At least this is what the lawyers of the two women accused of killing North Korean Kim Jong-nam is said to have decided as the basis of their defence plea today, in the Malaysian court.
But the real question is how will Malaysia handle the case of the two women?
That is the big question indeed, to which there could be only one answer: There should be no case to answer?
The reason is there is no ‘body’ as evidence since the Kim’s body was sent illico-presto to North Korea, the country that claimed the body, saying it was not murder.
Altogether, the lawyer of Siti Aisyah told The Associated Press the man who he believes recruited his client was allowed to leave Malaysia late last month, after the country struck a surprise deal with North Korea.
The lawyer said Malaysia has potentially compromised the case and that he’s afraid his client will become a scapegoat, wrote AP.
“(He) may not be implicated in the actual event of the murder, but his evidence is so important, central to our defense because it clearly shows how this naive girl was duped into doing things outside her knowledge,” Gooi Soon Seng said at his office in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur.
Now, would North Korea come forward and testify in the ongoing court case in Malaysia, to state that Kim was not murdered but he died of heart attack?
Then there is the case of the suspected mastermind and accomplices flying away to Pyongyan, free of any charges.
It will be interesting to see how a court can condemn two accused women when the plotters of the ‘attack’ were allowed to leave the country free.
Lawyers could well argue on the issues pertaining to the acts the two women were allegedly involved at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the fact will remain that the people said to be behind the murder will not go to jail.
They will not even be judged for that matter!
Or will they be judged ‘in absentia’?
Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese woman accused of participating alongside an Indonesian Siti Aisyah, if convicted, face the death penalty.
Doan Thi Huong was the only one to graduate from high school in her family, said Wall Street Journal.
She is the youngest of the five siblings, but her family did not know she had dropped out of school and ended up working in a bar.
That is where, according to South Korean spies, she met with the North Korean plotters.
Malaysian authorities allege Huong, 28, and her co-defendant, 25-year-old Siti Aisyah, knowingly killed Mr. Kim on Feb. 13, by smearing the banned nerve agent VX on his face in Kuala Lumpur’s main airport.
Huong is allegedly the woman with cropped red hair and an “LOL” T-shirt caught in security footage lunging at Mr. Kim from behind, said The Journal.
The women say they thought they were acting in a prank TV show, said Gooi Soon Seng, lead lawyer for Aisyah.
The defense lawyers will likely also question whether it was the women’s actions that killed Mr. Kim, he said, which is what North Korea is claiming, that is their actions did not kill Kim.
Surprisingly, South Korean officials – very much involved in the story – say the killing was orchestrated by North Korea, and allege both women were recruited by North Korean agents.
Yet the eight North Korean suspects Malaysia identified have all left Malaysia and are believed to be back home.