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Malaysia arrests 3rd suspect in N Korean's death

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This whole story is a mystery. He had no power, he lived abroad and loved gambling, was not considered to follow Jong Un as a leader, in fact not even interested in it so not sure why he was on a hit list. It doesnt make sense. Maybe because Jong Un was living life as a free North Korean, giving a bad image?

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He had no power, he lived abroad and loved gambling, was not considered to follow Jong Un as a leader, in fact not even interested in it so not sure why he was on a hit list. It doesnt make sense

I'd suggest looking at the history of the York, Lancaster, and Tudor dynasties. (or Game of Thrones, if that's more your thing). For a dynastic ruler who is feels support slipping, anyone else with a potential claim to the throne represents a threat. That person can become a rallying point for those who wish to the leader or overthrow the line of succession. eg: Jane Grey had no interest in the becoming queen of England after young Edward VI died, but protestants wanting to avoid the Catholic Mary from taking over and undoing Henry VIII's reforms, rallied and put her on the throne. Briefly.

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There is also Fugi the last emperor of China later becoming the puppet ruler of Manchuko. To my knowledge PRC was keeping tabs on Jong Nam and may had been placed on the throne if Jong Un completely becomes uncontrolled.

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could be a third party country caused the execution to discredit N. Korea,,, Charlies' Angels,,,

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I hope they are the real culprits, then questioning may teach us more about KJU's methods. The body should not be sent back to N Korea, by the way, as they are asking. I wonder what he did for money if he wasn't being supported by Pyongyang. KJU's mother was born in Japan and grandfather worked making uniforms for the Japanese military, potentially tarnishing KJU so an older sibling with an untainted family line could easily be seen as a threat, if you are looking at things that way.

Fugi = Pu Yi, by the way.

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As to possible motive. I have seen some reports in the press that he may have been contemplating applying to live in South Korea. That would surely be unforgivable.

And if he was seen as having close ties with PRC as Triring says above, then DPRK might well have considered whether he has become the PRC's prime candidate to replace an ailing Kim Jong Un, who went through a bad patch not too long ago.

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I'm surprised the two women are still alive. Under intense questioning I'm sure they will produce an interesting story ... most likely leading back to North Korea itself ...

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I'm surprised they wouldn't have a pre-planned route out of Malaysia and been gone before the authorities could find them. Seems kind of amateurish.

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It's being said that a third figure, a male Malaysian supposed boyfriend of one of the women, has been arrested. So far the three arrested suspects had three different national passports, none of which was N. Korean. But Kim Jong Nam once tried to enter Japan on a Dominican Republic passport, so that seems to be par for the course.

NHK news devoted a lot of airtime to this, such as reporting his gambling expenses running from the tens to hundreds of millions of yen in a normal casino visit (no word on his winnings but over the years it's safe to bet he lost a lot of money). Odd that the assassins didn't try this at a casino, but then again VIP areas of casinos may have super tight security with all the money floating around.

Hopefully the youngest exiled family members, studying in Europe and/or living in China, will stay safe.

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How did this guy manage to support his life style?

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How did this guy manage to support his life style?

Trade? Arms/Meth dealer?

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Malaysia official tasted a third person is arrested.

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