17 Feb '11, 4am

Seen in Singapore: Kim Jong Il's son

SEOUL - The second son of isolated North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il was seen at a concert by British guitarist Eric Clapton in Singapore, South Korean media said yesterday. Mr Kim Jong Chol, dressed in black pants and a T-shirt, was accompanied by around 20 men and women at the gig on Monday, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) reported. The report said Mr Kim was seen taking photos in front of the stage and talking with the women who accompanied him, while his entourage blocked cameras. It was the second Clapton concert at which Mr Kim Jong Chol has been spotted. He saw the bluesman play in Germany in 2006, and later he invited Clapton, via the North Korean embassy in Britain, to perform in Pyongyang, though Western popular music is normally banned in the North. Jong Chol, 29, had been earmarked as a potential successor to his father. He was given low-level positions in the r...

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