Friday, September 08, 2006

Kim Jong-il's Health Failing

A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is not well. The Grand National Party’s Chung Hyung-keun, the ex-official of the National Intelligence Service’s precursor the Agency of National Security Planning, told his fellow party members that the North's leader is suffering from failing heart and kidneys and needs to rest after walking every 20 to 30 m. But he says the NIS is denying his claims. The opposition lawmaker added Kim Jong-il's youngest son Jong-un is most likely to succeed his father as the leader of the communist country.