Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect

MOHD RASFAN / AFP

Vietnam has called on Malaysia to free a Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-Nam in 2017.

This comes just a day after a Malaysian court dropped the same charge against an Indonesian woman.

In a telephone call, Vietnam's Foreign Minister asked his Malaysian counterpart to "ensure a fair trial and free Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong".

The government on Wednesday said Justice Minister Le Thanh Long had also written to Malaysia's attorney-general, Tommy Thomas, asking to free Huong.

The court is scheduled to resume proceedings on Thursday.

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