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NK 'princess' now 1 of secretive state's top policy makers
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:35:22 pm »
SEOUL (Reuters) - The promotion of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 28-year-old sister to the country’s top  decision-making body is a sign he is strengthening his position by  drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials say.

Kim Yo Jong was named as an alternate member of the politburo within the ruling Workers’ Party of  Korea - the opaque, all-powerful party organ where top state affairs are decided, the North’s official media said on Sunday.

It  makes her only the second woman in patriarchal North Korea to join the exclusive club after Kim Kyong Hui, who held powerful roles when her  brother Kim Jong Il ruled the country.

“Since she is a female, Kim Jong Un likely does not see her as a threat and a challenge to his leadership,” said Moon Hong-sik, research fellow at the  Institute for National Security Strategy. “As the saying goes ‘blood is thicker than water,’ Kim Jong Un thinks Kim Yo Jong can be trusted.”       

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/nk-princess-now-1-of-secretive-state-s-top-policy-makers