JONG-UN SENDS GIRL ASSASSINS TO MUR­DER HIS BROTHER For­mer heir found poi­soned at air­port

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NORTH Korea dic­ta­tor Kim Jong-Un’s play­boy half-brother has been killed by girl assassins us­ing poi­soned nee­dles at an air­port.

Kim Jong-Nam, the el­dest son of for­mer dic­ta­tor Kim Jong-Il, died on his way to hos­pi­tal this week af­ter he col­lapsed at Kuala Lumpur air­port.

The 45-year-old was killed by North Korean op­er­a­tives who are still at large.

Two women are said to have hailed a cab and fled im­me­di­ately af­ter Jong-nam fell sick.

Air­port author­i­ties rushed him to hos­pi­tal but he died on the way.

For­mer heir ap­par­ent Kim Jong-Nam caused em­bar­rass­ment to his fa­ther Kim Jong-Il fol­low­ing a botched at­tempt in 2001 to en­ter Ja­pan on a forged pass­port.

This was fol­lowed by a visit to Dis­ney­land us­ing a Chi­nese alias, Pang Xiong, which means ‘fat bear’ in Man­darin Chi­nese.

He re­port­edly feared for his life af­ter fall­ing out of favour with Py­ongyang and had since lived in vir­tual ex­ile, mainly in the Chi­nese ter­ri­tory of Ma­cau.

Kim Jong-Un took over as North Korean leader in De­cem­ber 2011.

He has been try­ing to strengthen his grip on power in the face of grow­ing in­ter­na­tional pres­sure over North Korea’s nu­clear and mis­sile pro­grammes.

A mis­sile launch on Sun­day brought UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil con­dem­na­tion.

Kim Jong-Nam, known as BROTH­ERS AT WAR: Leader Kim Jong-Un ( and Kim Jong-Nam an ad­vo­cate of re­form in the North, once told a Ja­panese news­pa­per that he op­posed his coun­try’s dy­nas­tic power trans­fers.

But he said sev­eral times over the years that he had no in­ter­est in lead­ing his coun­try.

“Per­son­ally I am against third-gen­er­a­tion suc­ces­sion,” he told Ja­pan’s Asahi TV in 2010, be­fore his younger had suc­ceeded their fa­ther.

“I hope my younger brother will do his best for the sake of North Kore­ans’ pros­per­ous lives.”

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