TITLE

Report: N. Korean heir apparent has his birthday adjusted to fit the timeline

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
East-Asia-Intel Reports;12/19/2009, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that North Korea has changed the age of heir apparent Kim Jong-Un to 27, a year older than he was previously thought to be. This was informed by Japan's public television NHK. The North said that Jong-Un, third and youngest son of ruler Kim Jong-Il, was born on January 8, 1983. As stated, the age change is aimed at making Jong-Un turn 30 in 2012, a crucial year in which the North marks the 100th birthday of the regime's late founding leader, Kim Il-Sung.
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47381154

 

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