30 Dec '11, 1am

Who was the real Kim Jong-il? - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Who was the real Kim Jong-il? - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

As leader of the Korean Worker’s party, he was linked to terrorist activities in South Korea, who accused Kim of masterminding a 1983 bombing that killed 17 South Korean officials visiting Burma. In 1987, the bombing of a Korean Air Flight killed all 115 people on board, a North Korean agent who confessed to planting the device said Kim ordered the downing of the plane himself, but never waged any wars against other countries. A fashion trendsetter Clad in his trademark bug-eyed shades, the 5ft 3in Kim Jong-il was quite the trendsetter. Renowned for his sartorial choices from his khaki jumpsuits, bouffant hairstyle to four-inch platform heels (to boost his height) the eccentric leader was every caricaturist’s dream. He was very rich According to a former Russian presidential envoy, who once travelled with the dictator, Kim Jong-il led a lavish lifestyle – and had a passion...

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