21 Aug '11, 12pm

Interesting - Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent left off otherwise high-powered roster for Russia trip:

Interesting - Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent left off otherwise high-powered roster for Russia trip:

SEOUL: North Korean's heir apparent appeared to be absent from the entourage on leader Kim Jong-Il's trip to Russia, according to a list announced by the North's state media during the rare visit. Korean Central News Agency confirmed on Sunday Kim's "unofficial visit to Siberia and the Far East" region at the invitation of Russian leader Dmitri Medvedev, calling it a "historic occasion". A large group of government and military officials were accompanying Kim including defence minister Kim Yong-Chun, vice premier Kang Sok-Ju and Jang Song-Thaek, the leader's brother-in-law and vice head of the powerful National Defence Commission, KCNA said. But Jong-Un, the leader's youngest son and heir apparent, was not listed in the official entourage. The young protege, believed to be in his late 20s, was made a general and given senior posts in the ruling communist party last Septemb...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

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