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Kim Jong-un Brought His Own Toilet To The Singapore Summit Ahead Of Donald Trump Meeting

Kim Jong-un Brought His Own Toilet To The Singapore Summit Ahead Of Donald Trump Meeting

The North Korean leader has brought his loo to the Singapore summit because it would be 'unthinkable' to expect him to use public facilities

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

What would you expect a world leader to carry with them at all times? A pen in their inside jacket, some hand sanitiser for all the meeting and greeting... maybe even some unbearably naff lucky charm.

So prepare to be shocked, mildly amused and/or perhaps even a little grossed out as we reveal thar North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is attending the Singapore summit with his own toilet.

According to Business Insider, he is believed to always travel with several toilets, including one in his Mercedes. Bet that driver counts themselves lucky.

In 2015 Daily NK reported that a mobile restroom is built in to one of his convoy vehicles whenever he leaves for on-site inspections to military bases or state-run factories.

According to Business Insider, a source in the South Pyongan Province said: "The restrooms are not only in Kim Jong-un's personal train but whatever small or midsize cars he is traveling with and even in special vehicles that are designed for mountainous terrain or snow.

"There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his restroom."

Bet he's just been to the loo.

Apparently it's 'unthinkable' to expect him to use a public restroom. This is rather dramatic, but perhaps understandable - after all, who hasn't swiftly backed out of a particularly messy public bog after surveying the scenes of destruction left by the previous occupant, despite being absolutely desperate for a wazz?

But why does he need his own toilet on hand at all times, you may ask? Is it to have a good old newspaper read with a bit of peace and quiet? Does he like to gather his thoughts for the day? Could he even be a little embarrassed?

None of the above. It turns out that it's much more sinister.

According to The Chosun Ilbo the portable toilets 'will deny determined sewer divers insights into to the supreme leader's stools'.

So basically it stops people examining his shit - let's not beat around the bush, now.


Why would anyone want to do that? Luckily, and disgustingly, we have an answer for you. Lee Yun-keol, a former member of a North Korean Guard Command unit, told the Washington Post: "Rather than using a public restroom, the leader of North Korea has a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels.

"The leader's excretions contain information about his health status so they can't be left behind."


Apparently the leader's urine and faecal matter (urgh) are periodically examined to check for illnesses and other health indicators.


So there you have it, guys - turns out it's for health and safety reasons. But we reckon he's definitely sitting reading the daily paper. Or maybe scrolling through LADbible. Happy reading, Kim.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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