N. Korean leader's trusted aide and shadow

North Korean official Kim Chang Son is known as Mr Kim Jong Un's "shadow" and "butler" of the North Korean leader's family.
North Korean official Kim Chang Son is known as Mr Kim Jong Un's "shadow" and "butler" of the North Korean leader's family. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SEOUL • North Korean official Kim Chang Son said he was going to Singapore "to play", when he was quizzed by the media at Beijing airport.

He must have been joking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'N. Korean leader's trusted aide and shadow'. Print Edition | Subscribe