Traces of erectile dysfunction medicine found in Jong Nam's blood


Prosecutors are asking Malaysia's High Court to restore expunged details in the post-mortem report in the poisoning death of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.

The question of whether Kim Jong Nam was murdered with the VX nerve agent came under question in court in Malaysia today, during the third day of the trial of two women accused of his murder.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, a Vietnamese, are charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison banned by the United Nations, at Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13.

Shah performed the initial autopsy on Kim Jong Nam, and an 11-page postmortem report has been presented as evidence to the court.

Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of North Korea's supreme leader, died in February, less than two hours after the attack at Malaysia's worldwide airport.

The women have said they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera TV show and were tricked by men suspected of being North Korean agents.

Pathologist says he found drugs for high blood pressure, gout, diabetes and erectile dysfunction in Kim Jong Nam's blood samples.

On Tuesday, the defence went on the offensive, trying to establish that the two suspects had not been in physical contact with the VX nerve agent.

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Nik said he also inserted a tube into Kim's trachea to improve his oxygen level, and that stabilized Kim's blood pressure and oxygen level so he could be transported to the hospital.

Yesterday, chemical pathologist Dr Norashikin Othman told the court that the nerve agent might not be the only reason for a low amount of cholinesterase enzyme in a person's blood.

She explained a poison such as VX will inhibit enzyme levels, causing heart and lung problems and symptoms like profuse sweating and vomiting.

The defence, which had earlier questioned if Mr Kim Jong Nam was killed by the VX nerve agent or by other means, on Wednesday again raised questions over the cause of his death. He said Kim was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Head of Forensic Division, Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood, 57, said based on the chemistry report, it was revealed that the poison was found on the mucous membranes of the victim's eyes, his face, urine and blood.

An examination of Kim's body found damage in his organs including part of the brain, both lungs, liver and spleen, Mohamad Shah said, adding that this could be caused by poison or a drug overdose.

The report described the victim's body as covered with tattoos.