Kim Jong-un's half-brother had 'rejected' offer to lead Pyongyang government-in-exile

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Seoul [South Korea], Feb. 22 (ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam had reportedly rejected the offer by the North Korean defector in Europe and the United States, to serve as head of a government-in-exile, if one had been established, The Korean Times reported citing a source. According to the source, Jong-nam was concerned that accepting such a proposal may not assist in ending hereditary succession of power in the repressive regime. The source further informed that Kim Jong-un might be behind Jong-nam's death as he might have doubts about his half-brother joining the government-in-exile that might lead to overthrowing his regime. International North Korean Association for Human Rights and Democracy in London was one of the defectors' group that made the proposals to Jong-nam. Jong-nam had earlier expressed his hopes on reforming North Korea as well as the activities of the defectors. He had even said that he had no interest in politics. Jong-nam, who was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on February 13, was the eldest son of Kim Jong-il, former leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (ANI).