Malaysian police are seeking two Indonesianwomen they want to testify at the trial of those accused of killing KimJong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un
Local media named the potential witnesses as Raisa RindaSalma, 24, and Dessy Meyrisinta, 33.
Kim Jong-nam died at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017, after toxicVX nerve agent was rubbed on his face.
Two women are being tried for hismurder.
They are Siti Aisyah from Indonesiaand Doan Thi Houng from Vietnam.
Both have pleaded not guilty, saying they thought they werecarrying out a prank for a reality TV show, and did not know the colourless,odourless VX was harmful.。
Police have urged anyone who knows the two new namedwitnesses to contact Sepang district police.
Defence lawyers say the two women accused of murder had beenpaid to take part in similar tricks at airports, hotels and shopping malls inthe days before Kim's death.
A lawyer representing Siti Aisyahpreviously told a court in Malaysia that she had been paid 4,000 Malaysianringgit (￡730, $1,020) by a North Korean to fly to Macau,where Kim was reportedly living in self-imposed exile.
The two women face death by hanging if they are found guilty.
Pyongyang has denied any involvement in the murder, but fourmen - believed to be North Koreans who fled Malaysia on the day of the killing- have also been charged in the case. They remain at large despite an Interpol"red notice", equivalent to an international arrest warrant.
Kim Jong-nam was largely estranged from his family, afterbeing bypassed as heir to the North Korean leadership in favour of his youngerhalf-brother. He spent most of his time overseas in Macau, mainland China andSingapore.
He had spoken out in the past against his family's dynasticcontrol of North Korea and in a 2012 book was quoted as saying he believed hishalf-brother lacked leadership qualities.
The accused women are scheduled to present their defence atMalaysia's Shah Alam High Court between November 2018 and February 2019.
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