Trump-Kim Singapore summit: Keeping the leaders safe

Trump-Kim summit: Elite bodyguards likely to accompany Kim Jong Un on trip

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un surrounded by bodyguards as he walks to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae In at the inter-Korean border on April 27, 2018.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un surrounded by bodyguards as he walks to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae In at the inter-Korean border on April 27, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Super secure rides for leaders

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's tall, strapping bodyguards, who caused a small stir jogging alongside his armoured limousine at the inter-Korea summit in April, are expected to follow him to Singapore next week when he meets US President Donald Trump.

Security around Mr Kim, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, is known to be ironclad.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Elite bodyguards likely to accompany Kim on trip'. Print Edition | Subscribe