June 21, 2013 09:22
Kim Han-sol, the grandson of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is expected to start university in France in September, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday.
Han-sol graduated from an international school in Bosnia last month and is now staying with his family in Macau, the Japanese daily quoted a North Korean official near Macau as saying.
Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-il's wayward eldest son and Han-sol's father, also returned to Macau early this month from Singapore, where he now lives, the official added.
Han-sol, who is the nephew of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, entered United World College in Mostar, Bosnia in 2011 and graduated last month.
In an interview with a Finnish TV in October last year, Han-sol called his uncle Jong-un a "dictator" and said his father "has no interest in politics." He also said that he had never met his grandfather.
Kim Jong-nam fell from favor when he was caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport and has since lived in sumptuously funded exile in Macau, China and Singapore, where he reportedly haunts the casinos.
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