Kim Jong-nam

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Kim Jong-nam
Personal details
Born10 Mey 1971(1971-05-10)
Pyongyang, North Korea
Dee'd13 Februar 2017 (aged 45)
Sepang, Malaysie
NaitionalityNorth Korean
Poleetical pairty Wirkers' Pairty o Korea
Spoose(s)Shin Jong-hui
RelationsKim Jong-il (faither)
Song Hye-rim (mither)
Kim Il-sung (grandfaither)
Kim Sul-song (sister)
Kim Jong-un (hauf brither)
Kim Jong-chul (hauf brither)
BairnsSon (Kim Han-sol) (born c. 1995)
Son (Kim Jimmy) (born c. 1997)
Daughter (Kim Sol-hui) (born c. 1998)
Alma materKim Il-sung Varsity
Militar service
Allegiance North Korea
Service/branchFlag of the Korean People's Army (fringed).png Korean Fowk's Airmy
Kim Jong-nam
Revised RomanisationGim Jeong-nam
McCune–ReischauerKim Chŏng-nam
This is a Korean name; the faimily name is Kim.

Kim Jong-nam (Chosŏn'gŭl: 김정남; Hanja: 金正男; 10 Mey 1971 – 13 Februar 2017) wis the eldest son o North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Frae roughly 1994 tae 2001, he wis conseedert tae be the heir apparent tae his faither an the next leader o North Korea.[1] Follaein a much-publicized botched attempt tae secretly enter Japan uisin a fake passport an veesit Tokyo Disneyland in Mey 2001, he wis thocht tae hae fawen oot o favour wi his faither.

Frae at least 2003 onwards, Kim Jong-nam lived in exile ootside North Korea. His younger paternal haif-brither Kim Jong-un wis named heir apparent in September 2010.[2] In exile, Jong-nam acame kent as an occasional creetic o his faimily's regime an an advocate for reform.[3] Kim Jong-nam died in Malaysie in Februar 2017 efter bein taken ill at Kuala Lumpur Internaitional Airport, wi some reports claimin he wis assassinatit bi North Korean agents.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Kim Jong-un's Big Threat: His Older Brother - Globalo" (in Inglis). 23 August 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. Christian Science Monitor article: "Kim Jong-un confirmed North Korean heir ahead of massive military parade."
  3. "North Korea's leader will not last long, says Kim Jong-un's brother". The Guardian. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.