Sibling rivalry hits North Korean succession plan

By Andy Rice 12 October 2010

Kim Jong-Nam, the son of North Korea's "dear leader" Kim Jong-Il, and the half brother of his appointed successor, Kim Jong-Un, has spoken out against his country's dynastic transferal power. It's no surprise that Jong-Nam is critical of the process - he reportedly fell out of favour with his father over an attempt to visit Disney Land, and been in exile since 2001 - but we wonder if he would've been quite so outspoken against keeping the power in the family if he had been the chosen one. Read more: Sapa, via News24


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