Thae Yong-ho (Hangul: 태영호; Hanja: 太永浩; born 25 July 1962), also known as Tae Ku-min (Hangul: 태구민; Hanja: 太救民), is a North Korean-born South Korean politician and former diplomat. He became North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2006. He defected with his family to South Korea in 2016. Thae has been called highest-ranking North Korean official to defect. He is a member of the People Power Party. He has served as a member of the National Assembly for the Gangnam district of Seoul since 2020.
Thae was born in Pyongyang. He is married to O Hye-son and has two sons.
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- "North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain defects to South Korea". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
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