In the highly anticipated historic meet with US President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Sunday, 10 June… with his portable toilet.
A transport plane containing food to ensure that he will not be poisoned, a bullet-proof limousine, and the leader’s portable toilet, were the first to arrive before Kim, reported South Korean website, The Chosun Ilbo on Monday.
The question is, why is Kim so anal about where he excretes?
One might think that it’s a matter of convenience, but the reason goes much deeper.
Kim travels with a toilet to keep potential spies away from, well, his sh*t.
Having access to a personal toilet will “deny determined sewer divers insights into the supreme leader’s stools”, reported The Chosun Ilbo.
It is not peculiar for the North Korean leader, who is said to bring a toilet everywhere he goes – including one that he has in his Mercedes.
“There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his restroom,” a source in South Pyongan Province familiar with Kim’s Escort Command told the DailyNK in 2015.
According to a former North Korean Guard Command, “The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
Turns out, Kim’s poop fears are not that irrational considering that former leaders have had their faeces stolen before!