Kim Jong-nam

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 February, 2007, 12:00am

BORN Pyongyang, May 10, 1971, eldest son of Kim Jong-il

MOTHER Movie star Sung Hae-rim - one of three women known to have had children with Mr Kim

EDUCATION Elite school for children of country's leaders. Studied computer science in Switzerland and Moscow

1998 Given top post in Ministry of Public Security, indicating he was being groomed as future leader

January 2001 Accompanied father to Shanghai, where he held talks with mainland officials on the IT industry

May 2001 Arrested in Tokyo travelling on forged Dominican Republic passport using a Chinese alias, Pang Xiong. Deported to mainland

2004 Allegedly survived two assassination attempts linked to power struggle