An individual who looks like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un crashed an election campaign event for Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, evading security to go inside a manufacturing facility after the Australian leader had left.
Scott Morrison was visiting the electorate of Chisholm, organised by local member Gladys Liu by an edge of below 1 per cent. Australia is due to head to an election on 21st May and Scott Morrison's Liberal National Coalition is at present falling behind opposition Labor Party in opinion polling.
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Soon after Australian PM Scott Morrison left, the impersonator turned up at the door and after speaking briefly to journalists, walked into the facility. The impersonator claimed to be Howard X, a Kim Jong Un doppelganger, who has made headlines impersonating North Korean leader, including during the US-North Korea 2018 summit.
In the time of his appearance at the manufacturing facility, he said without explanation that a vote for the ruling Liberal National Coalition would be a vote for the Chinese Communist Party.
When a member of the prime minister's media team told the impersonator to go away, he responded saying, "You don't tell a Supreme Leader what to do."
The Kim lookalike did not respond to questions on whether he was part of a political party or movement, but Australian senate candidate and Chinese government expert Drew Pavlou said he had previously discussed Howard X's visit to Chisholm.
"This is actually one of the best things we've ever managed," Pavlou said on his Twitter account. "Love you, Howard, you beautiful genius."
The Kim Jong Un impersonator was later interrogated by Australian police.