Brother Leader of North Korea Will Present at the Winter Olympics

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit South Korea this week to attend the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday that Kim Yo- jong, a senior member of the ruling Labor Party in North Korea, will be part of a high-level delegation that will arrive on Friday. The delegation itself will be headed by Kim Yong Nam, head of state of North Korea's ceremonial regime.

Kim Yo-jong, believed to be in his late 20s, was promoted by Kim Jong-un last October as a rotating member of the politburo, Party decision-making body

Kim Yo-jong's arrival plan to South Korea comes as more and more North Korean entertainers arrive in South Korea to participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics.

A North Korean female cheerleading team of 229 people arrived in South Korea on Wednesday. They crossed the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas before arriving in a small town outside Pyeongchang. They are part of a 280-member delegation that includes North Korean sports ministers and a taekwondo team that will demonstrate their ability at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Korea The North once sent cheerleading teams to sporting events where South Korea hosted them 2002, 2003 and 2005. A member of the 2005 cheerleading team will be Kim Jong-un's wife. [ab/uh]

North Korean Step Brother Meets US Citizens Before Murder

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met an American citizen in Malaysia four days before he was shockingly killed, a police official said in his testimony at the trial on Monday.

Kim Jong Nam visited the island Langkawi, the location of tourism off the west coast of Malaysia, before meeting an American on February 9, said chief investigator Wan Azirul Nizam to the trial.

But Nizam can not confirm the hotel or the American's name.

"Until now, the identity of the US citizen can not be obtained," he said.

A computer forensic report from the police showed Jong Nam's last laptop was used on the same day and a USB drive was connected four days before he died on February 13, two women smeared Jong Nam's face with VX's agent as he waited for the plane to fly to Macau.

The Malaysian investigator pronounce four suspects who have not been identified in the murders are still free. The lawyers for the two women said they thought they were taking part in a reality show on a television station.

South Korean intelligence agency said Jong Nam was the target of a murder plan ordered by his sister.

Kim Jong Nam, not liked by his father who is also Kim Jong Un's father, the late Kim Jong Il, in 2011. Jong Nam was caught trying to enter Japan with a fake passport to visit Disneyland in Tokyo. [ps/jm]