By AFP | AFP –
The elder half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has been told by a top regime official not to criticise the communist state, including its hereditary succession, a report said Saturday.
Kim Jong-Nam, 41, who has lived abroad for years, was given the advice two months ago when he made a brief home visit, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported.
Jang Song-Thaek, head of the administration department of the all-powerful Workers’ Party, told Jong-Nam to stop making comments to overseas media, including criticising Jong-Un’s inheritance of the leadership, the daily said.
The daily said some of its sources were in Macau — where Jong-Nam has a house.
Jang told him not to comment about “issues concerning the foundations of the regime” including the military, the daily said.
Jong-Nam has lived mainly in China after apparently falling out of favour with his father Kim Jong-Il for trying to enter Japan on a