Skip to comments.Kim Jong-il's oldest son against North Korea dynastic succession(plot thickens)
Posted on 10/12/2010 6:43:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Kim Jong-il's oldest son against North Korea dynastic succession
The eldest son of Kim Jong-il who was passed over in favour of his younger brother in the race to succeed his father as leader of North Korea, has said that he opposes the idea of a dynastic succession in the secretive Stalinist state.
By Peter Foster in Beijing
Published: 9:20AM BST 12 Oct 2010
Kim Jong-nam, 39, who lives in the gambling hub of Macao and was once said to be too "wayward" for the leadership, said he did not approve of the hereditary principle that saw his 27-year-old half-brother Kim Jong-un being groomed as the North's next leader last month.
"Personally I am opposed to the hereditary transfer to a third generation of the family," Jong-nam told Japan's Asahi TV Network in an interview conducted in Beijing on Saturday.
He was speaking before Kim Jong-un made his first major public appearance as leader-in-waiting, standing next to his ailing father while reviewing a massive military parade in Pyongyang on Sunday.
Although disapproving of the hereditary principle, Jong-nam, the son of an actress who died in 2002, said he would continue to support his brother from afar, hinting that he had no plans to return home after his brother took power.
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When the old man dies, it’s going to get real interesting.
Jong-nam is clearly planning to spend even less time in NK.
All it would take to get the north korean army to back you is to promise two cabbages a month as opposed to one and rice once every two days as opposed to there.
Kim Jong Nam, eldest son of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il, arrives in Beijing.
BEIJING The flamboyant eldest son of North Korea's reclusive leader arrived in China's capital Sunday from the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.
“No plans to return home” Smart move.
” hinting that he had no plans to return home after his brother took power.”
Probably would not be healthy.
The kim-chee’s hitting the fan in the Hermit Kingdom.
Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un
I don’t think he is going to be going back to N Korea any time soon. lol.
That family are likely the only fatties in North Korea.
just saying as a fat guy myself.
I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!
Odd, that - conspicuus consumption amongst a nation of starving people.
Funny, but the entire country of North Korea is starving and both sons are fat.
Poor guy. Fat slob that he is, poor guy.
Just like Cuba where Fidel is a billionaire as his nation gets poorer and poorer. The AP calls that “egalitarian”.
...and like Michelle’s trip to France...
Michelle reminds me of Mugabe’s wife. Has Michelle attacked a reporter yet?
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