Kim Ok

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Ok
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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 50–51)
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 김옥
Hancha 金玉
Revised Romanization Gim Ok
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ok

Kim Ok (김옥, born 1964) was a North Korean government employee who served as Kim Jong-il's personal secretary from the 1980s until his death.[1] 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.

Kim was previously a musician and was a piano major at Pyongyang University of Music and Dance. In September 2012, she reportedly went to Berlin for medical treatment.[2]

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.[3]

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