Report: Cash crunch led to demise of Kim’s uncle and the rise of his younger sister

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appointed his 27-year-old sister, Kim Yeo-Jong, to head up the country's money-making projects.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appointed his 27-year-old sister, Kim Yeo-Jong, to head up the country’s money-making projects.

SEOUL — The younger sister of North Korea’s youthful leader Kim Jong-Un has been in charge of managing cash supplies for the royal family, replacing their uncle who was executed for treason and corruption, defectors’ groups and sources here say. Kim Jong-Un has recently reshuffled state agencies tasked with earning foreign currency which had long been controlled by his powerful uncle Jang Song-Thaek, and named his 27-year-old sister Kim Yeo-Jong to take the helm in major cash-making projects, according to “NK Intellectuals Solidarity”, a Seoul-based defectors’ group that has contacts inside the North.

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