Authorities in North Korea are reportedly forcing women and girls who share the identical title as Kim Jong Un’s daughter, Ju Ae, to alter their title to one thing else, Radio Free Asia reported.
Over the previous few months, Ju Ae accompanies her father at vital occasions, resulting in a hypothesis that she could be subsequent in line to steer the nation.
A supply advised Radio Free Asia that, the “Ministry of Safety in Jeongju Metropolis summoned girls registered with the resident registration division below the title ‘Ju Ae’ to the Ministry of Security to alter their names.”
Mother and father of a 12-year-old lady named Ju Ae had been advised to report back to the Ministry of Security to alter her start certificates.
Authorities mentioned her title is now reserved for individuals of “the very best dignity”, mentioned a supply.
The orders are a part of the regime’s effort to construct mystique round Kim Ju Ae, based on the South China Morning Submit. She is believed to be between 9 and 10 years previous.
Apparently, Ju Ae is the one one among Kim’s kids to be revealed to the general public. North Korean media in November launched Kim Ju Ae as an “lovable” and “noble daughter”.
North Korea has been prohibiting its folks from utilizing the identical names that its leaders possess as a part of the regime’s effort to encourage the general public to revere its leaders, mentioned SCMP.
This observe dates again to the period of the regime’s founder Kim Il-sung, when folks had been banned from having the identical title. Moreover, throughout the time of Kim Jong-il’s rule, these with the identical title had been additionally compelled to alter it.
After the present chief, Kim Jong-un, got here to energy, the state compelled folks named Jong-un and Sol-ju, the title of his spouse, to additionally change their names.
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