(ls) After Malaysian prosecutors had dropped the murder charge against Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese suspect in the Kim Jong Nam murder case, her lawyer said that she will be released from Malaysian custody on 3 May. She had pleaded guilty to “causing injury” and was handed a three year and four month jail term effective from the date of her arrest in February 2017 and later reduced for good behavior. The development appears to be the result of diplomatic pressure from Vietnam, following the release of an Indonesian co-suspect last month. The case has raised questions over the prosecutors’ independence from political influence. [Bangkok Post]