Pyongyang issues protection order for Kim statues

Wednesday 27th March, 2013

Kim Jong Il statuesIn an article published on 27th March, North Korea’s state mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said, “We will certainly punish those who tarnish our highest dignity”, with ‘highest dignity’ referring to the statues and artefacts of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

The piece continued, “The puppet military gangsters are planning to send surgical strikes to the symbols of our highest dignity – statues and artefacts of our Immortal Life and Immortal Praise (Kim Il-sung).” Compiled by the Peaceful Reunification of the Homeland Committee in Pyongyang on 26th March, the statement alludes to a 25th March report by South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo.

This latest statement by Pyongyang confirms the earlier report by New Focus: the ‘Grade 1’ War-Readiness alert is termed as such because it is a protection order for Kim statues and artefacts.

Proudly in partnership with

Monday 25th April, 2016
by

Today on April 25, the DPRK marks again the founding day of the Korean People’s Army (KPA). It is considered the most important national holiday in North Korea after the birthdays of Kim Il Sung and...

Monday 11th April, 2016
by

Two oil tankers derailed between North Korea's Oedaejin and Yongkwang-gun in late March, according to multiple sources. A significant spillage of diesel oil was also reported by witnesses. A shorta...

Wednesday 30th March, 2016
by

As North Korea's ruling party maintains a "military-first politics", a number of recent fraud cases involving the impersonation of military personnel were reported by sources currently living in Musan...

Friday 26th February, 2016
by

The International Conference on North Korean Women's Rights, organized by UK APPG on North Korea and co-supported by ICNK and EAHRNK, was held at Portcullis House on February 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...