The astonishing revelation about the leader of the poverty stricken nation’s bizarre spending was leaked by a South Korean MP.
Nearly six million North Koreans — a quarter of the population — suffer as a result of serious food shortages.
And a third of children under five are stunted by malnutrition.
Yoon Sang Hyun, a member of the South’s ruling conservative Grand National Party, made several allegations about the dictator’s extravagant spending in a report to the country’s parliament.
He said Jong-il had also imported several dozen Russian horses and bought ten US jet skis for his son and heir apparent Kim Jong Eun.
Kim Jong Eun rides them at family holiday mansions across the country, Yoon said.
He added that most of the luxury goods purchases were made through China — the North’s sole major ally — and Russia.
United Nations Security Council sanctions, imposed after the North’s missile and nuclear tests, ban the export of luxury items to the communist state.
Sang Hyun said the regime last year also purchased some 600 bottles of fine French wine, and that they were consumed at parties for senior party and military officials.
He said: “The luxury life for Kim Jong-il’s family goes on regardless of the worsening suffering of North Koreans amid the third-generation succession.”
by Arf the Dog