Southeast Asia has been on high alert in recent weeks due to deteriorating conditions within North Korea, a despotic regime headed by Kim Jong Un.
The isolated nation, known for its strict censorship of anything not of North Korean origin, has not only flexed its military muscle with blatantly illegal missiles tests, but have repeatedly threatened to eradicate any number of nations with its purported nuclear weapons. Now, as the country comes to grips with its inability to maintain as isolated as possible, shocking news from Malaysia.
“North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was assassinated in Malaysia, the government reported.
“Kim Jong Nam, whose father was the late dictator Kim Jong Il, was killed on Monday at the Kuala Lumpar airport after two female ‘agents’ attacked him with ‘poisoned needles.’
“He was confirmed dead after being taken to the city hospital.
“The suspects fled the scene, but Malaysian police suspect that North Korea is behind the killing, reports South Korean media Yonhap.
“The oldest half-brother of the North Korean dictator was once considered an heir to their father, but that all changed after he was arrested in Tokyo for using a fake passport in May 2001 trying to get to Disneyland.
“This marks the highest-profile killing under Kim Jong Un’s regime since the execution of Jang Song Thaek in 2013, the once-influential uncle of the current leader.”
Of the many quirks of North Korea’s bizarre dictatorship, few are as memorable as Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un’s use of highly trained female bodyguards – another clue that Nam’s half brother could be behind the assassination.
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