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Kim Jong-un makes his namesakes change names

DPRK authorities have issued a new law, according to which the inhabitants of the country do not have the right to bear the same name as that of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jong-un makes his namesakes change names

According to joinfo.ua, all North Korean leader's namesakes will be obliged to change their names and all the documents. In addition, children can not be called by the name of the leader.

At this point it is not known how many namesakes North Korean president has. Therefore, it is difficult to say how many people will be forced to change their names and rename their relatives.

"We should not equate the Kim father and son with ordinary people," the government explains the ban.

According to statistics, at least 20% of the population has the name of Kim. The name combination of Jong-un is not unique in North Korea too.

Earlier the previous state leader Kim Jong-il had made his namesakes change their names in "voluntary-compulsory" order. The corresponding decree was issued in 2011.

Prior to this ban, in the country there was banned the name of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea. Both names are on the veto until now.

Earlier, it was reported that Kim Jong-un's aunt had a stroke – the woman died after talking to him on the phone. She demanded that Kim Jong-un explained to her what her husband Jang Sung-taek, a political mentor and uncle of the current North Korean leader was executed for.