world talking news – Kim Jong-un impersonator ‘detained’ in Singapore and warned to stay away from Trump summit
An Australian comic known for impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stated he was detained by Singapore’s authorities on Friday and questioned about his political opinions.
The incident got here simply days earlier than the city-state hosts excessive stakes talks between the US and North Korea’s leaders.
Howard X, who declined to offer his actual identify, claimed he was detained for 2 hours and grilled on his political stance for 30 minutes when he arrived within the early morning hours at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
“(They) requested me what my political opinions had been and if I’ve been concerned with protests in different international locations,” he stated, including that he was informed to keep away from Sentosa Island and the Shangri-La, two areas which might be designated ‘particular occasion areas’ for the summit.
“They stated, ‘It is the Trump-Kim summit, you’ve got come at a really delicate time.'”
Singapore’s immigration and checkpoints authority and the Singapore police haven’t but commented on the incident.