In the 1990s, he posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations. Sign up for the ST Asian Insider newsletter to get exclusive insights into Asia from our network of overseas correspondents. Park Chan-kyong. Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy "Black Venus" was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. "There were 36 bundles, each of them US$100,000.". In the end there was no incident and Kim secured a narrow victory. Mr Park started in military intelligence in 1990, tasked with gathering information on the North's nuclear programme, then in its early stages. He reported his findings to his ANSP bosses and the campaign of liberal candidate Kim Dae-jung, which made them public. He also hid a micro recorder in his penis.

Along the way to meeting Mr Kim, he claims to have sold antique ceramics for millions for members of the North's ruling family, and seen Northern military officials counting huge bribes paid by Southerners in political plots. "Far from being nervous for fear of being exposed, I felt rather relieved because it meant I had won the North's complete trust.". In the 1990s, Park Chae-seo posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations. The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Park refused to testify.

The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Park refused to testify. His code name is “Black Venus“. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2020 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. "I was in solitary confinement for six years," he said, calling his imprisonment politically motivated. And if the winds of geopolitics once again shift and leave him on the wrong side, Park has an insurance policy ― the recordings he made of his meetings with Kim Jong Il, Jang Song Thaek and other officials. All rights reserved. Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy “Black Venus” was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. Cross-border military crises have tended to occur in election years in the South, helping shift undecided votes toward conservatives, a phenomenon known as "the North Wind" in the South. In a Beijing hotel room, Park claims, "with my own eyes, I saw the North Koreans counting wads of dollars in their hotel room that they received from the South Koreans", allegedly in exchange. Refugees live under harsh conditions amid COVID-19, Not wearing a mask is not an option (Part 4), Deadly wildfires worsen across California, [INTERVIEW] Black Venus - the South Korean spy who met Kim Jong-il. But now, he is keeping them safe "somewhere in a foreign country". Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state ― let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North ― as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-seo. The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Park refused to testify. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. His cover blown, Park was fired by the spy agency and moved to China, spending much of his time on the golf course.

He also hid a micro recorder in his penis. Along the way to meeting Kim, he claims to have sold antique ceramics for millions for members of the North's ruling family, and seen Northern military officials counting huge bribes paid by Southerners in political plots.

Living as a spy was extremely stressful, says Southern spy "Black Venus" aka Park Chae-seo. Instead, he explained, "we were trained to kill ourselves with our own fingers" using "some critical points in the body".

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"I was in solitary confinement for six years," he said, calling his imprisonment politically motivated. He befriended a Chinese nuclear physicist of Korean ancestry who - in exchange for a million-dollar payment - later revealed that the North had made two low-level nuclear weapons.

At the time North Korea was in desperate need of funds, with its socialist economy falling apart following the collapse of the Soviet Union, its main funder, and millions of its people starving. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. He also hid a micro recorder in … Mr Kim did not bother to shake hands when he entered the room for the 30-minute meeting, Mr Park said, which focused on cashing in the ceramics. In the 1990s he posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations. North Korean agents blew up Korean Air flight 858 over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 people, less than three weeks before the South's 1987 presidential election. He also hid a micro recorder in his penis.

A grateful Jang family invited Park to Pyongyang and he seized the chance to sign a $4 million deal between his advertising company and a North Korean tourism agency to film TV commercials at locations including Korea's spiritual home, Mount Paektu, and Mount Kumgang, where the two sides hold reunions of divided families.

Kim also expressed a keen interest in the South's upcoming presidential poll, according to Park.

‘The Spy Gone North‘ is based on the true story of a South Korean spy who is sent to infiltrate the North’s nuclear facility. He also bribed his way towards higher North Korean authorities, once providing the acting head of Pyongyang's spy agency with top-quality counterfeit Rolex watches when he visited Beijing. Cross-border military crises have tended to occur in election years in the South, helping shift undecided votes toward conservatives, a phenomenon known as "the North Wind" in the South. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. Now his story has been turned into a book and a film that shine new light on the murky connections ― some financial, some political ― that run across the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula. Government suggests extended New Year break to cut COVID-19 risks, Ahead of Diet session, speculation over Japan election timing grows, Oyster firms suffer as travel ban exposes reliance on foreign trainees, Episode 69: Why we should be celebrating Japan's tattoo culture, Directory of who’s who in the world of business in Japan.

The ANSP, now known as the National Intelligence Service, declined to comment on Park's allegations. In 1997, after several trips to the North, he was taken to the Paekhwawon Guest House in Pyongyang, where Kim Jong Il was as usual working by night, for a 30-minute meeting with the leader himself, the recorder hidden in his urethra. The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Mr Park refused to testify. His big break came, he says, when he allegedly helped arrange the release of a nephew of Mr Jang Song Thaek - the influential uncle of current leader Kim Jong Un, who was executed as a traitor in 2013 - from a Chinese prison by helping to pay off US$160,000 of debts the nephew owed to Chinese traders. Japan researchers show masks block coronavirus, but not perfectly, Millions of movie-goers defy pandemic for record opening of 'Demon Slayer', Fake residence cards proliferating as more non-Japanese overstay. "Far from being nervous for fear of being exposed, I felt rather relieved because it meant I had won the North's complete trust.".

Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy "Black Venus" was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-Seo. And ahead of the 1997 presidential poll, Park says, North Korean officials told him three supporters of conservative candidate Lee Hoi-chang had asked them to mount an armed attack days before polling. He reported his findings to his ANSP bosses and the campaign of liberal candidate Kim Dae-jung, which made them public.

A grateful Jang family invited Park to Pyongyang and he seized the chance to sign a $4 million deal between his advertising company and a North Korean tourism agency to film TV commercials at locations including Korea's spiritual home, Mount Paektu, and Mount Kumgang, where the two sides hold reunions of divided families. Park says he helped members of the Kim family sell antique pale green glazed celadon ceramics unearthed in the North to rich South Koreans, and visited a cache of hundreds more hidden near Mount Myohyang, accompanied by a South Korean expert who valued them at more than one billion dollars. He says they were not available when he was suddenly arrested in 2010. Black Venus, a nickname for Lola Falana, an American singer, dancer, model and actress Black Venus, code name of South Korean intelligence agent Park Chae-seo, inspiration of … Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state - let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North - as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-seo. With North and South engaged in a rapid diplomatic rapprochement, "The Spy Gone North" has been an instant bestseller and box office hit, the film attracting five million viewers in just its first three weeks on release -- around 10 percent of the South's entire population. This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. But unlike Northern agents sent south, he was not issued with suicide pills to ensure a quick end if captured. After South Korea's conservatives returned to power, they brought in a new spy chief and Park was arrested in Seoul in 2010 and convicted of passing classified information to the North, despite insisting he conveyed only low-level intelligence to win Pyongyang's confidence.

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Cross-border military crises have tended to occur in election years in the South, helping shift undecided votes toward conservatives, a phenomenon known as "the North Wind" in the South. "There were 36 bundles, each of them $100,000.". He also hid a micro recorder in his penis. And ahead of the 1997 presidential poll, Mr Park says, North Korean officials told him three supporters of conservative candidate Lee Hoi-chang had asked them to mount an armed attack days before polling. Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state -- let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North -- as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-seo. But unlike Northern agents sent south, he was not issued with suicide pills to ensure a quick end if captured.

In the 1990s, he posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations. Sign up for the ST Asian Insider newsletter to get exclusive insights into Asia from our network of overseas correspondents. Park Chan-kyong. Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy "Black Venus" was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. "There were 36 bundles, each of them US$100,000.". In the end there was no incident and Kim secured a narrow victory. Mr Park started in military intelligence in 1990, tasked with gathering information on the North's nuclear programme, then in its early stages. He reported his findings to his ANSP bosses and the campaign of liberal candidate Kim Dae-jung, which made them public. He also hid a micro recorder in his penis.

Along the way to meeting Mr Kim, he claims to have sold antique ceramics for millions for members of the North's ruling family, and seen Northern military officials counting huge bribes paid by Southerners in political plots. "Far from being nervous for fear of being exposed, I felt rather relieved because it meant I had won the North's complete trust.". In the 1990s, Park Chae-seo posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations. The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Park refused to testify.

The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Park refused to testify. His code name is “Black Venus“. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2020 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. "I was in solitary confinement for six years," he said, calling his imprisonment politically motivated. And if the winds of geopolitics once again shift and leave him on the wrong side, Park has an insurance policy ― the recordings he made of his meetings with Kim Jong Il, Jang Song Thaek and other officials. All rights reserved. Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy “Black Venus” was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. Cross-border military crises have tended to occur in election years in the South, helping shift undecided votes toward conservatives, a phenomenon known as "the North Wind" in the South. In a Beijing hotel room, Park claims, "with my own eyes, I saw the North Koreans counting wads of dollars in their hotel room that they received from the South Koreans", allegedly in exchange. Refugees live under harsh conditions amid COVID-19, Not wearing a mask is not an option (Part 4), Deadly wildfires worsen across California, [INTERVIEW] Black Venus - the South Korean spy who met Kim Jong-il. But now, he is keeping them safe "somewhere in a foreign country". Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state ― let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North ― as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-seo. The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Park refused to testify. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. His cover blown, Park was fired by the spy agency and moved to China, spending much of his time on the golf course.

He also hid a micro recorder in his penis. Along the way to meeting Kim, he claims to have sold antique ceramics for millions for members of the North's ruling family, and seen Northern military officials counting huge bribes paid by Southerners in political plots.

Living as a spy was extremely stressful, says Southern spy "Black Venus" aka Park Chae-seo. Instead, he explained, "we were trained to kill ourselves with our own fingers" using "some critical points in the body".

Instead, he explained, "we were trained to kill ourselves with our own fingers" using "some critical points in the body". The article you have been looking for has expired and is not longer available on our system.

We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development.

"I was in solitary confinement for six years," he said, calling his imprisonment politically motivated. He befriended a Chinese nuclear physicist of Korean ancestry who - in exchange for a million-dollar payment - later revealed that the North had made two low-level nuclear weapons.

At the time North Korea was in desperate need of funds, with its socialist economy falling apart following the collapse of the Soviet Union, its main funder, and millions of its people starving. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. He also hid a micro recorder in … Mr Kim did not bother to shake hands when he entered the room for the 30-minute meeting, Mr Park said, which focused on cashing in the ceramics. In the 1990s he posed as a disgruntled former South Korean military officer turned businessman looking to film commercials for Southern companies in scenic Northern locations. North Korean agents blew up Korean Air flight 858 over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 people, less than three weeks before the South's 1987 presidential election. He also hid a micro recorder in his penis.

A grateful Jang family invited Park to Pyongyang and he seized the chance to sign a $4 million deal between his advertising company and a North Korean tourism agency to film TV commercials at locations including Korea's spiritual home, Mount Paektu, and Mount Kumgang, where the two sides hold reunions of divided families.

Kim also expressed a keen interest in the South's upcoming presidential poll, according to Park.

‘The Spy Gone North‘ is based on the true story of a South Korean spy who is sent to infiltrate the North’s nuclear facility. He also bribed his way towards higher North Korean authorities, once providing the acting head of Pyongyang's spy agency with top-quality counterfeit Rolex watches when he visited Beijing. Cross-border military crises have tended to occur in election years in the South, helping shift undecided votes toward conservatives, a phenomenon known as "the North Wind" in the South. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. Now his story has been turned into a book and a film that shine new light on the murky connections ― some financial, some political ― that run across the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula. Government suggests extended New Year break to cut COVID-19 risks, Ahead of Diet session, speculation over Japan election timing grows, Oyster firms suffer as travel ban exposes reliance on foreign trainees, Episode 69: Why we should be celebrating Japan's tattoo culture, Directory of who’s who in the world of business in Japan.

The ANSP, now known as the National Intelligence Service, declined to comment on Park's allegations. In 1997, after several trips to the North, he was taken to the Paekhwawon Guest House in Pyongyang, where Kim Jong Il was as usual working by night, for a 30-minute meeting with the leader himself, the recorder hidden in his urethra. The trio of Lee supporters were later convicted of breaking the South's National Security Law, which bans contact with the North, but were acquitted on appeal to the Supreme Court after Mr Park refused to testify. His big break came, he says, when he allegedly helped arrange the release of a nephew of Mr Jang Song Thaek - the influential uncle of current leader Kim Jong Un, who was executed as a traitor in 2013 - from a Chinese prison by helping to pay off US$160,000 of debts the nephew owed to Chinese traders. Japan researchers show masks block coronavirus, but not perfectly, Millions of movie-goers defy pandemic for record opening of 'Demon Slayer', Fake residence cards proliferating as more non-Japanese overstay. "Far from being nervous for fear of being exposed, I felt rather relieved because it meant I had won the North's complete trust.".

Before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Southern spy "Black Venus" was told to stay up late, shower, and dress neatly. Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-Seo. And ahead of the 1997 presidential poll, Park says, North Korean officials told him three supporters of conservative candidate Lee Hoi-chang had asked them to mount an armed attack days before polling. He reported his findings to his ANSP bosses and the campaign of liberal candidate Kim Dae-jung, which made them public.

A grateful Jang family invited Park to Pyongyang and he seized the chance to sign a $4 million deal between his advertising company and a North Korean tourism agency to film TV commercials at locations including Korea's spiritual home, Mount Paektu, and Mount Kumgang, where the two sides hold reunions of divided families. Park says he helped members of the Kim family sell antique pale green glazed celadon ceramics unearthed in the North to rich South Koreans, and visited a cache of hundreds more hidden near Mount Myohyang, accompanied by a South Korean expert who valued them at more than one billion dollars. He says they were not available when he was suddenly arrested in 2010. Black Venus, a nickname for Lola Falana, an American singer, dancer, model and actress Black Venus, code name of South Korean intelligence agent Park Chae-seo, inspiration of … Few spies have ever got as close to the leader of an enemy state - let alone one as reclusive as the isolated North - as Black Venus, real name Park Chae-seo. With North and South engaged in a rapid diplomatic rapprochement, "The Spy Gone North" has been an instant bestseller and box office hit, the film attracting five million viewers in just its first three weeks on release -- around 10 percent of the South's entire population. This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. But unlike Northern agents sent south, he was not issued with suicide pills to ensure a quick end if captured. After South Korea's conservatives returned to power, they brought in a new spy chief and Park was arrested in Seoul in 2010 and convicted of passing classified information to the North, despite insisting he conveyed only low-level intelligence to win Pyongyang's confidence.

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