A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? Not so fast

Hands up, all those who nearly choked on their breakfast when they read in this newspaper that South Korean President Moon Jae In said his American counterpart deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the stand-off with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme.

Mr Moon's remarks came in response to a message from Ms Lee Hee Ho, widow of a predecessor, president Kim Dae Jung, congratulating him for last Friday's successful summit with the North Korean leader, Mr Kim Jong Un.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2018, with the headline 'A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? Not so fast'. Print Edition | Subscribe