Thursday, May 7, 2009

North Korean President Kim on 3-day working visit to Singapore

Seelan: Seems like everyone from the Burmese generals to Robert Mugabe to the North Korean President all love visiting Singapore - maybe the Tourism Board should start marketing us as a dictator hub.. Uniquely Singapore!

North Korean President Kim on 3-day working visit to Singapore

06 May 2009, Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: North Korean President Kim Yong Nam is on a working visit to Singapore from May 6 to 8.

According to a statement from Singapore's Foreign Affairs Ministry, this is his second visit to Singapore in his capacity as the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.

Mr Kim last visited Singapore in August 2007.

While in Singapore, Mr Kim will call on President S R Nathan, who will host him to dinner. -CNA/vm

Also read: Singapore: The Switzerland in Asia (only dictators and mass murderers need apply)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

dear seelan,

i think politics is more complex than what it appears.

who knows? singapore merely the middle man between the north koreans and say, the americans; these two countries using a third neutral ground in order to "save face"?

Seelan Palay said...

Hi Anonymous,

And why is Singapore chosen to be a "middle man" for people responsible for thousands of innocent human deaths?

But yes you are right, politics is more complex than what it appears. That is why I do not want to play it.