28 May '16, 4am

North Korean leader's aunt runs dry-cleaning store in New York: Report

North Korean leader's aunt runs dry-cleaning store in New York: Report

WASHINGTON DC: The aunt of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-Un lives anonymously in New York, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post reported Friday. Ko Yong-suk – who lives with her husband Ri Gang and their three children under assumed names – was the sister of Ko Yong Hui, one of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's wives and mother of Kim Jong-Un. The couple was sent to Switzerland to look after members of the ruling family studying there, including Kim Jong Un. "He wasn't a troublemaker but he was short-tempered and had a lack of tolerance," Ko said of Kim. "When his mother tried to tell him off for playing with these things too much and not studying enough, he wouldn't talk back but he would protest in other ways, like going on a hunger strike." Ko said Kim was born in 1984, meaning he was merely 27 when he ...

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