Kim Jong-nam died on Monday, allegedly under the order of his brother
In a letter to the North Korean leader in 2011, Kim Jong-nam allegedly wrote: "We have nowhere to go, nowhere to hide.
“We are well aware that the only way to escape is suicide.”
I'm concerned how Jong Un, who merely resembles my grandfather, will be able to satisfy the needs of North Koreans
The 46-year-old died at a Malaysian airport on Monday, with his death believed to have been caused by a ‘poisoned needle’.
Officials in the US and South Korea believe the agents who assassinated him were under orders from Pyongyang to murder the ruler’s brother.
South Korean lawmakers said a spy agency has informed them that Kim Jong-un issued a “standing order” for his half-brother’s assassination when he took power in 2012.
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Kim Byung-kee, one of the lawmakers, alleged: "Kim Jong-un said: 'I just hate him. So get rid of him.’”
Kim Jong-nam had been an outspoken critic of his half-brother – in notes to Japanese journalist Yoji Gomi, he said of the North Korean leader: "I'm his half brother, but I've never met him.
"I'm concerned how Jong Un, who merely resembles my grandfather, will be able to satisfy the needs of North Koreans.
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Police guard a Malaysian hospital as forensic experts try to determine the cause of death
“Kim Jong-un is still just a nominal figure and the members of the power elite will be the ones in actual power. The dynastic succession is a joke to the outside world."
He added: "The Kim Jong-un regime will not last long. Without reforms, North Korea will collapse, and when such changes take place, the regime will collapse."
Kim Jong-nam was born out of wedlock to Kim Jong-il and his mistress, the actress Song Hye-rim.
A number of high-profle North Koreans have been purged or killed since Kim Jong-un took power
He had been favourite to replace Kim Jong-il until he was arrested at a Tokyo airport in 2001 with a forged passport trying to get to Disneyland.
The incident caused great embarrassment to the leader, and Nam was exiled to China, where he lived in Macau on the south coast.
When his younger Kim Jong-un became leader in 2011, Kim Jong-nam went into hiding, fearing his half-brother would see him as a threat to his regime and have him eliminated.
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