Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2019

Malaysia refuses to drop charges against Vietnamese lady booked in connection with Jong-nam’s murder

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Even though the Malaysia government, in a surprise move, dropped all charges against an Indonesian woman, who was booked in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother Kim Jong-nam, it has refused to send back a Vietnamese woman, who was arrested along with the Indonesian in the same case, unpunished.

When the charges against the Indonesian woman were dropped, no convincing explanation was given to that action.

Likewise, when the Malaysian authorities have refused to drop the charges against the Vietnamese woman, no explanation has been provided.

At present, the only suspect under the custody of the Malaysian authorities in connection with the case is this Vietnamese woman.

Originally, there were seven suspects in the case. Around five of them, probably the North Korean citizens, escaped from the country within minutes after the attack. The authorities could arrest only two. One of the two was, as said earlier, sent back to her country unpunished.

There is allegation that it was the intense pressure that Indonesia exerted upon Malaysia that forced them to drop all charges against the Indonesian citizen. Indonesia is an important trading partner of Malaysia. The small country like Malaysia cannot afford to irritate a strong country like Indonesia.

In the coming days, Vietnam is also likely to intensify its effort to help its citizen escape the clutches of the Malaysian judiciary.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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Malaysia refuses to drop charges against Vietnamese lady booked in connection with Jong-nam’s murder