The world is under threat because of North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un, with his country detonating what Pyongyang says a hydrogen bomb and the US saying he is ‘begging for war’.
33-year-old leader who took over after his father, Kim Jong-il’s, death in 2011 is a true achiever in other terms. Here are five myths South Korea says are pushed as part of propaganda floating around Kim Jong-un and his country:
He was on the driving wheel at the age of three
The North Korean regime insists Kim Jong-un could drive a car by the time he was three years old. His official biography says: “At the age of 9, Kim Jong-un raced the chief executive of a foreign yacht company who was visiting North Korea at the time.” The book adds that he won the race.
Scaled North Korea’s highest peak
In 2015, the state media said Kim Jong-un scaled North Korea’s highest mountain, arriving at the peak to tell troops the hike provided mental energy that was more powerful than nuclear weapons.
A photo showed a smiling and wind-swept Kim standing on a mountain top covered with snow.
A talented artist and music composer
Schoolchildren in North Korea are taught that he is a talented artist and a world-class music composer, according to news reports.
North Korean leaders don’t even take a toilet break
In the official biography of Kim Jong-il, the author writes that the North Korean leaders were too perfect to need to urinate or defecate. “…Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il were perfect beings, un tarnished by base human function”.
Kim Il-sung was the leader of North Korea after it was established in 1948.
According to 2015, however, says Kim Jong-il’s son, Kim Jong-un, travels with a mobile toilet built in a vehicle in his convoy when he travels.
“The restrooms are not only in Kim Jong-un’s personal train but whatever small or midsize cars he is travelling with and even in special vehicles that are designed for mountainous terrain or snow,” report quoted a source in South Pyongan province as saying.