Kim Jong-un has reportedly continued one of his father’s practices, by ordering a new ‘pleasure squad’ of teenage girls to be formed.
A group of girls, as young as 13 or 14, accompanied Kim Jong-il, having been selected by high-ranking authorities.
Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, told the Telegraph that Kim Jong-un stopped the practice following his father's death for security reasons, but has since reinstated it following the conclusion of the three-year mourning period in April 2015.
Kim Jong-un has now ordered a new recruitment drive for "tall and beautiful" girls, who will be examined by a doctor to check if they are still virgins, and given £1,400 before becoming part of the troupe known as "Gippeumjo".
Recruiters will tell the parents of the newest recruits that their daughters were being taken away to serve the country's leader on a government mission.
Prof Shigemura said in April 2015, following the reinstatement of the policy:
This has been going on under three generations of the Kim family ruling North Korea and it has become a tradition that is also a demonstration of the leader's power over the people and his sexual power.
Kim Jong-un married Ri Sol-ju in 2013 and has a daughter.
HT Yahoo News