North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has ordered all triplets to be forcibly removed from their parents and dumped in orphanages

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has ordered all triplets to be forcibly removed from their parents and dumped in orphanages – Brickbats

Charles Oliver

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has ordered all triplets to be forcibly removed from their parents and dumped in orphanages. The government says the policy will help the poor. But Korean superstition says triplets, revered in Korea, may rise to positions of power. Kim is said to fear that a triplet might depose him, leading him to insist that they be raised somewhere where their development can be controlled.

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