Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader's half-brother, had met with an American spy five days before he was assassinated at the KL International Airport 2 (klia2).
A report that coincided with investigating officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz's testimony supported these claims, and further added that forensic analysis of Kim's computer showed a record of having had a thumbdrive inserted during the meeting, potentially indicating that Kim exchanged files of some sort with the individual purported to be a us agent.
If they are convicted, the two women could face the death penalty, but not if they lacked intent to kill.
Indonesian Siti Aisyah is accused with another woman, Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, of killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a banned chemical poison at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13 past year.
But the women have pleaded not guilty, always maintaining through their lawyers that they believed they were being paid to perform a televised prank.
However, Wan Azirul Nizam said he had instructed his officers to go to Langkawi to investigate about the meeting, but they were unable to learn what was discussed between the two men.
The meeting of Siti Aisyah, Ri and Kamaruddin was captured in a photograph taken at the shopping mall, Gooi said.
Investigator Wan Azirul Nizam said the taxi driver had testified to police he'd seen Siti Aisyah performing the pranks outside the mall. James was one of three men deported to Pyongyang in March 2017 in a diplomatic tradeoff between the two nations at the same time Kim's body was returned to the hermit kingdom. Prosecutors have said that four other North Korean agents were also involved in the assassination.
The cabbie asked her to meet at a shopping mall where there would be an offer for her to take part in prank acting.
Gooi: I suggest that Siti Aisyah did not know Kamaruddin before the first meeting?
The trial is to resume Tuesday.
Chief police investigating officer Wan Azirul Nizam Che Wan Aziz told the court Monday that Kim flew from Macau to Kuala Lumpur last February 6 and went to the northern island of Langkawi two days later.
Mr Kim then met with a Korean American, he said.
In his cross examination, he grilled Azirul about Kim's Langkawi meeting with a Korean-American man based in Bangkok, which was first reported by Japan's Asahi newspaper past year.
Gooi accused the witness of providing evasive answers.
"Come on, you have a total lapse in memory?"
Malaysian investigators say four unidentified suspects in Kim's killing are still at large. "Which hotel? What was this investigation for, if it wasn't related to this case?"
"Because so far we have not found anything that connects our client to the incident", he said.