In a 15 July 2009 Radio Free Asia article entitled Who Will Succeed Kim, NKIDP Coordinator James Person sheds doubt on the succession of Kim Jong Il's third son, Kim Jong Un.

Quoted in the article, Person posits that "Kim Jong Un's pedigree is going to be his greatest challenge, because his mother, Ko Young Hee, was a Japanese-born Korean who was never officially married to Kim Jong Il."

Visit the Radio Free Asia website to read the article in full.