Kim Jong Nam might have been plotting to overthrow his brother

There were reports that Mr Kim had met a US intelligence officer shortly before being killed

Both pled not guilty, contending that they were tricked into killing him and believed they were on a game show.

News reports had previously mentioned Ri as the youngest of eight North Korean men previously wanted by the Malaysian police for suspected involvement in the killing.

Siti Aisyah's lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng questioned Wan Azirul on a May 2017 report in the Japanese daily, Asahi Shimbun, that Kim had met a United States intelligence agent in Langkawi.

Kim arrived in Malaysia on February 6 before traveling two days later to Langkawi Island, a tourist spot off Malaysia's west coast, the lead police investigator in the case, Wan Azirul Nizam, told the court.

In his cross examination, he grilled Mr Azirul about Kim's Langkawi meeting with a Korean-American man based in Bangkok, which was first reported by Japan's Asahi Shimbun a year ago.

Royal Malaysian Police escort Vietnamese defendant Doan Thi Huong (2nd L) after her trial at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur on October 2, 2017, for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

"Come on, you have a total lapse in memory?" he told Wan Azirul.

Wan said Aisyah is believed to have met with Kamaruddin and a man named James later the same morning at the Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, where she was apparently shown a video of the prank.

A police computer forensics report showed that a laptop owned by Kim was last used on February 9, the day of the Langkawi meeting, and that a USB pendrive had been connected to it that day.

Kim returned to Kuala Lumpur from Langkawi on February 12, the day before he was killed.

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After Siti Aisyah agreed to the offer, she watched pranks being played by an unidentified woman, before joining in.

Gooi told AFP after the hearing that Ri was merely known for recruiting Siti in January and that he was "no longer in the scene" in February when Kim was assassinated.

The witness agreed with the lawyer's suggestion that the police investigation in Langkawi was more about learning the motive of Kim Chol's murder. The court also heard that an embassy official met the suspects before they fled and facilitated their check-in at the airport.

This is in line with the defence's argument that their clients had thought they were carrying out a prank when they swiped Kim's face with a toxic nerve agent.

Lawyers argue the prank show ruse was part of an elaborate plot by a group of North Korean agents to get two women to act as inadvertant assassins.

Kim, the eldest son in the family that has ruled North Korea since its founding, had been living overseas for years after falling out of favor.

Besides the laptop, Kim Jong Nam's four mobile phones were also sent for forensic analysis.

North Korea has denied this allegation.

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