Kim Jong – Il’s Eldest Son Calls Macau Home – Reuters

From the Reuters, via The New York Times:

The eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has made the semi-autonomous Chinese city of Macau his home for the past three years, living a low-key but comfortable life, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Thursday.

, a former Portuguese-run enclave which returned to China in 1999, has been central to resolving the dispute over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs since the U.S. Treasury accused its Banco Delta Asia of helping Pyongyang launder earnings from counterfeit U.S. dollars and illicit drugs…

Kim Jong-nam has been spotted outside of North Korea, including an incident in 2001 when he was deported from Japan for trying to enter the country using a forged Dominican Republic passport. He was quoted as saying that he had wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland. [Full Text]


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