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UPDATED NEWS REGARDING CONSULAR PROTECTION OF VIETNAMESE CITIZEN (02 March 2017)


(MOFA) - In the morning of March 1st 2017, when the 14-day duration of temporary custody was over,  the suspects in the murder of Korean national Kim Chol, including Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, were taken to the Magistrate Court of  Sepang,  Selangor State, Malaysia to hear the indictments by prosecutors. Representatives of the  Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia were present at the court to protect the legitimate rights of Doan Thi Huong.
 
On March 2nd 2017, representatives of the Consular Department of  the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam had a meeting with Huong’s family,  where they gave the family information  relating to the case proceedings as well as advise for Huong’s legal support in accordance with the Malaysian laws and international practice. Earlier, the Consular Department had informed the family of  the consular visit and her health condition.
 
The Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia, within its mandate  and jurisdiction, will make continued measures for citizen protection, including support to find lawyer for Huong in line with Malaysia’s law and regulations, in order to ensure the case proceeds in fair and objective manner  without any discrimination for the exercise of legitimate rights of Vietnamese citizen.

 
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