Kim Jong-nam's Son 'Gives up Plans to Study at Oxford'

      February 20, 2017 10:05

      Kim Han-sol /Yonhap

      Kim Jong-nam's son Han-sol had been warned about his safety even before his father's assassination last week and appears to have given up plans to study for a master's degree at Oxford University, the Daily Mail reported.

      Citing sources in China, the Daily Mail said Han-sol (23) "was living in fear" of his uncle, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's "ruthless hit squads even before the brutal murder."

      He "was under armed guard with his mother Ri Hye-kyong and sister Sol-hui (18) in the Chinese gambling resort of Macau."

      It said Han-sol and his father "were advised not to travel outside Macau and China, where North Korea would be reluctant to send a hit squad for political reasons. Casino-loving womanizer Kim Jong-nam shrugged off the warnings, travelling to Malaysia where he is rumored to have a mistress."

      But Han-sol heeded the warnings. The paper said his girlfriend Sonia was already studying at Oxford. The source quoted by the daily said North Korea relies heavily in Chinese aid and dares not touch Han-sol in China, but not so in the U.K.

      Han-sol studied politics in Paris for three years and returned to Macau last summer. The South China Morning Post reported that Kim Jong-nam's family is currently under police protection in the territory.

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