Top North Korean official seen in Sentosa for possible meeting with US officials

Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel.
Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
A car carrying North Korean officials leaving Capella Hotel in Sentosa on May 30, 2018.
A car carrying North Korean officials leaving Capella Hotel in Sentosa on May 30, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
A Capella Hotel staff member diverts a couple away from the entrance of a road that leads to the hotel on May 30, 2018.
A Capella Hotel staff member diverts a couple away from the entrance of a road that leads to the hotel on May 30, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The media wait opposite the entrance of a road that leads to Capella Hotel on May 30, 2018.
The media wait opposite the entrance of a road that leads to Capella Hotel on May 30, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The media scrum outside Fullerton Hotel as Mr Kim Chang Son leaves the hotel on May 30, 2018.
The media scrum outside Fullerton Hotel as Mr Kim Chang Son leaves the hotel on May 30, 2018. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spent a few hours on Wednesday (May 30) at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa where he is believed to have been involved in high-level meetings ahead of the Trump-Kim Summit on June 12.

The Straits Times understands that an American delegation, led by White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin, is staying at Capella Hotel.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content