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Kim Jong-Il's body on display permanently

2012-01-12 10:04

Seoul - North Korea says late leader Kim Jong-Il's body will be permanently laid in state in a memorial palace in the capital.

Kim's body will be displayed at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where his father and North Korea founder Kim Il-Sung's embalmed body has been lying since his death in 1994.

Kim Jong-Il's son and successor, Kim Jong-Un, has been solidifying power since his father died of a heart attack on December 17.

The official Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday that North Korea will also erect a statue of Kim Jong-Il, set up portraits of a smiling Kim and build "towers to his immortality" across the country.

The North says Kim's February 16 birthday will be a "Day of the Shining Star" in an apparent reference to past rocket launches.

Comments
  • John - 2012-01-12 10:36

    How come the "PEOPLES Democratic Republic of Korea" has a Pharoah like dynasty?

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-12 11:53

      one man one vote once?

  • lukman.akinwande - 2012-01-12 10:48

    that is a reflection of a good leader. You can feel from the atmosphere that the koreans really felt they've lost a great and honest leader. And in Africa???

      rlong1952 - 2012-01-12 11:41

      'koreans really felt they've lost a great and honest leader.' Surely you jest, Sir? He was a murdering despot.

      Abram - 2012-01-12 16:02

      You don't know much about that man do you? In North Korea you would be killed for saying something like "And in North Korea???".

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-12 10:58

    HAHAHA Lukman.akinwande DO you know ANYTHING about North Korea?? Wow! really? "good leader" NOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • MissGremlin - 2012-01-12 11:02

    eeewh. hope they have decent air conditioning.

  • Blade - 2012-01-12 14:38

    From now onwards he will be known as King Pong.

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