For Kim Jong Il's birthday, North Korean insurance managers prepared a special gift.Well, after all they did, it was nice of him to send the fruit.
In Singapore, they stuffed $20 million in cash into two heavy-duty bags and sent them, via Beijing, to their leader in Pyongyang, said Kim Kwang Jin, who worked as a manager for Korea National Insurance Corp., a state-owned monopoly.
Kim said he helped arrange the shipment and watched in February 2003 as the cash was packed. After the money arrived, Kim Jong Il sent a letter of thanks to the managers and arranged for some of them to receive gifts that included oranges, apples, DVD players and blankets, Kim said.
"It was a great celebration," he said.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
WaPo on North Korea's insurance fraud
The Washington Post outlines insurance fraud allegedly perpetrated by North Korea. Some of it is downright comical: