North Korea’s Kim Jong Un brought with him his own portable toilet to Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with U.S. president Donald Trump.
President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un were both in Singapore for their summit. The first of its kind between a U.S. president and a leader of North Korea. South Korean news agency The Chosunilbo reported that when Kim arrived in Singapore on an Air China Boeing 747, he was accompanied by an IL-76 transport plane carrying food, “his bullet-proof limousine and a portable toilet.”
According to Lee Yun-keol, who worked in a North Korean Guard Command unit before defecting to South Korea in 2005, rather than using a public restroom, the leader of North Korea has a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels.
This is because they are protecting against a literal info dump. “The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind,” Lee Yun-keol explained.
Similar travel considerations are reportedly made whenever the North Korean leader conducts on-site inspections of military bases and state-run factories across the country.
According to the South Korean news agency, Daily NK, there is a customised bathroom built into Kim’s convoy of vehicles at all times. “The restrooms are not only in Kim Jong Un’s personal train but whatever small or midsize cars he is traveling with and even in special vehicles that are designed for mountainous terrain or snow,” a source in South Pyongan Province familiar with Kim’s Escort Command told the DailyNK in 2015.
He simply always uses a personal, highly guarded toilet instead of public facilities.
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