Three senior North Korean officials who worked in Room 39， a Workers′ Party office that handles leader Kim Jong－un′s hidden assets and slush funds，... have reportedly fled the country and are currently under protection in South Korea.
This is according to a South Korean government source speaking to the Seoul－based YTN news agency.
The source also says a former high－ranking political figure in his 70s who used to be in the North′s Supreme People′s Assembly has defected to South Korea and is currently living in Seoul.
The source adds that a senior military officer，.. who actually represented North Korea at a conference on South Korea′s Jeju Island in the year 2000，... has defected from the North to a third country and is waiting to come to South Korea.
The officials are jumping ship amid Kim Jong－un′s bloody crackdown on anyone perceived to be disloyal to him.