Kim Ok, the former secretary to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is seated at the far end of a meeting table, on the right. (U.S. Department of Defense)
|Born||1964 (age 48–49)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ok|
Kim Ok (김옥, born 1964) is a North Korean government employee who served as Kim Jong-il's personal secretary from the 1980s until his death. After the death of Ko Young-hee, she regularly met with foreign officials as de facto first lady, and was rumored to be his fourth wife.
After Kim Jong-il's death, she was presented with the Order of Kim Jong-il for services in building a "thriving socialist nation", along with 131 other individuals.
- http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/12/116_101133.html What is future for Kim Ok?, Korea Times, 2011-12-19
- "Kim's long-time secretary is New Korean 'first lady'", Front Page, South China Morning Post, Monday July 24, 2006