Book praising Secy. Kim Jong Il published in Russia
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- The Paleya Publishing House
of Russia printed the book "Leader of the 21st Century --
Kim Jong Il" on the occasion of the 55th birthday of Secretary Kim Jong Il.
The book containing articles written by the chief editor
and the first subeditor of the newspaper patriot is made up
of seven chapters including "Heroic People", "General", "the
Greatest Man", "Mysterious Might of Kimjongilia" and "the
Man Embracing the Whole World".
It carries voices of the world's progressive people
praising Secretary Kim Jong Il as the beacon of hope and the
banner of victorious socialism and features distinguished
exploits he has performed in army building through
inspections of units of the Korean People's Army.
It also introduces his revolutionary family and his
traits and human love.
S. Korean students demonstrate
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Some 250 students belonging
to the Kwangju and south Jolla provincial federation of
university student councils on Thursday urged a
thorough investigation into the Hanbo incident, Seoul-based
radio no.1 reported.
They thronged to Kwangju and south Jolla provincial
offices of the "New Korea Party" and staged a demonstration,
accusing the puppet authorities of avoiding a close
investigation of the hanbo incident and Kim Hyon Chol and
urging the introduction of a special prosecutor system for
an impartial investigation.
The riot police fired barrages of tear gas at them, but
they continued the demonstration undauntedly.
41st National Day of Tunisia celebrated
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- A meeting to mark the 41st
anniversary of the Tunisian National Day was held in
Pyongyang on Thursday in the name of the Korea-Tunisia
Present at the meeting were Ri Song Ho, Vice-chairman of
the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign
Countries and Chairman of the Korea-Tunisia friendship
association, and officials concerned as well as working
people in the captial.
A speech was made and a congratulatory message to the
Tunisian President adopted at the meeting.
Preparations for 85th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung abroad
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Preparatory committees for
commemorating the 85th birth anniversary of the great leader
President Kim Il Sung were inaugurated in Zimbabwe and Mali.
Chairman N. T. Mawema of the Zimbabwe National Committee
for the Study of the Juche Idea was elected Chairman of the
Zimbabwe preparatory committee at an inaugural meeting.
The period from Mmar. 15 to April 15 was set as a month of
commemoration and a colorful function program in this period
was discussed at the meeting.
Ibrahima n'diaye, Secretary General of the Executive
Committee of the African Party of the Solidarity and Justice
of Mali was elected chairman of the Mali preparatory
S. korean Sam Mi Steel works goes bankrupt
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- The Sam Mi Special Steel
works under the Sam Mi group, one of the comprador
businesses, went bankrupt on Mar. 19, failing to cash a bill
of 1,119 million won, according to a Seoul-based radio
This has put five other companies under the group on the
verge of bankruptcy one after another.
The group is in the crisis of overall bankruptcy, falling
in debt amounting to 1,500 billion won.
The bankruptcy of the group idled hundreds of minor
The south korean economy is facing a more serious
catastrophe with the bankruptcy of the Sam Mi group plus the
Party given by Russian ambassador
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Valeri Denisov, Russian
ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea,
hosted a party at the embassy here Thursday evening on the
occasion of the 48th anniversary of the conclusion of the
agreement on economic and cultural cooperation between the
dprk and the Russian Federation.
Invited to the party were Chairman of the State External
Economic Affairs Commission Ri Song Dae, Vice Foreign
Minister Ri In Gyu, Vice-chairman of the Radio and TV
Broadcasting Committee of the DPRK Ro Sok Gyu, who is the
chairman of the Korea-Russia friendship association, and
other officials concerned. Speeches were made there.
Korean people's struggle supported by Nigeria
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Nigeria's full support to
the Korean people's just cause was expressed in Abuja on
Nigeria expressed full support and solidarity for efforts
of the DPRK government and people to reunify the country in
a peaceful way on the three principles of independence,
peaceful reunification and great national unity, according
to a communique on the visit of the DPRK government
delegation led by Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister
Kim Yong Nam to Nigeria. the communique said:
The Nigerian side supported the Korean people who defend
national independence and sovereignty and advance along the
road of socialism chosen by themselves under the wise
leadership of his excellency Kim Jong Il.
The Korean side expressed support for the Nigerian
government in its plan to transfer power to civil government
under the wise guidance of General Sani Abacha and in the
efforts to solve disputes in africa in a peaceful way,
strengthening regional cooperation.
Views on the relations between the two countries,
international issues and the nonaligned movement were
exchanged at talks held between the Korean and Nigerian
government delegations on March 17.
S. Korean "ANSP's" moves condemned
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Some local university
student councils in South korea recently seceded from the
federation of university student councils. It is a drama
directed by the "Agency for National Security Planning"
(ANSP) behind the scenes in an insidious intention to
disintegrate the federation with the approach of the
inaugural ceremony of its fifth-term organisation.
The Korean student committee in the north said this in a
statement thursday accusing the "ANSP" of its vicious behind-
the-scenes operation. The statement went on to say:
The federation is an invincible patriotic unit whose one
million members are struggling to open the road of
independence, democracy and reunification, rallied as one
with the support of the 70 million fellow countrymen. Its
cause is just and no force can break the ranks.
The traitor Kim Young Sam should promptly stop this
operation of the "ANSP", unconditionally abrogate the
retrogressively revised "law on the ansp" and dismantle this
notorious "agency" at once.
The committee expressed firm belief that students in the
south will sharpen their vigilance over the cunning moves
of the Kim Young Sam group and reliably defend their
CPRF Secretariat condemns campaign of south korean puppets against DPRK
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the
Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland
in its information no. 732 on March 19 denounced the south
korean puppets for planning to increase the fascist
repressive apparatuses and viciously intensify the
suppression of the patriotic students and people and the
confrontation racket against the DPRK.
A few days ago the puppet national police agency decided
to establish or increase investigation organizations for
"security" such as "investigation group" and "investigation
team" in the headquarters of the police agency and local
police offices and stations in south korea. And they also
decided to reinforce the guard forces in the west coast and
other major coastal areas to cope with "provocation" of the
The information brands this as aimed at strengthening the
fascist suppression of the south korean students and people
calling for independence, democracy and reunification and
at aggravating the north-south confrontation under the
pretext of "security". This shows the Kim Young Sam regime
is a group of separatists and fascists, it said, and went
"We will not remain an onlooker to the south korean
puppets' reckless fascist repression and anti-DPRK campaign."
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Papers here today
frontpage a report that the great leader Secretary Kim Jong Il
sent gifts to Kim Il Sung University and schools for
Secretary Kim Jong Il, Supreme Commander of the Korean
People's Army, sent thanks to units, officials, working
people and students for having sincerely helped servicemen
in the building of major objects, says Rodong Sinmun.
Preparatory committees were formed in Mali and Zimbabwe
to commemorate the 85th birth anniversary of the great
leader President Kim Il Sung, says the press.
Minju Joson devotes two pages to an article and
photographs on the results of mt. Paektu exploration made
in recent years.
Econews of the press includes innovations effected in
production in various domains of the national economy to
finish the "arduous march" victoriously this year and seed
sowing which began in rural communities in lowlands of the
Papers inform the readers of the sojourn in nigeria of
a dprk government delegation led by Vice-Premier and Foreign
Minister Kim Yong Nam.
Carried in the press is a statement of the Korean Student
Committee denouncing the south korean puppet Agency for
National Security Planning for its moves to divide and
disintegrate the South Korean Federation of University
Broad segments of the south korean people are strongly
calling for a strict investigation into the hanbo corruption
scandal and Kim Hyon Chol, says the press.
Rodong Sinmun in an article denounces the traitor Kim
Young Sam for his racket over the fictitious "threat from
The paper in a commentary charges that the United States
continues resorting to war provocation moves against the
northern half of Korea in league with the south korean
puppets behind the facade of suspension of the "Team Spirit"
joint military manoeuvres.
The paper in an article says that the large warship
"Osumi" set afloat in Japan some time ago is a product of
the wild ambition for overseas expansion.
Rodong Sinmun on double-faced behaviour of the United States
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- The United States is
continuing war preparations against the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea on the plea of "nuclear and missile threat
from the DPRK" together with the south korean puppets even
after it announced that it decided not to stage "Team
Spirit" joint manoeuvres this year.
Commenting on this, a news analyst of Rodong Sinmun today
The U.S. intensified war preparations are inconsistent
with its commitment.
The DPRK and the United States are technically in a state
of war. Accordingly, any military action taken in such a
state will provoke the dprk and result in keying up tensions
on the Korean peninsula.
If the United States truly wants the relaxation of
tensions on the Korean peninsula, it must stop not only the
"Team Spirit" but also all other war provocation moves.
The Korean People's Army and people are compelled to take
full readiness to cope with military moves of the United
States and the south korean puppets because they are
aggravating the situation on the Korean peninsula.
When a war breaks out in Korea, the DPRK will
lose nothing but the Military Demarcation Line.
The korean people and army are following the behaviour of
the United States.
Great man and natural phenomena
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- A new legend is these days
gaining circulation in korea, stirring up the hearts of
people. it says, "the Snowstorm of mt. Paektu Fell in Fog".
A legendary phenomenon occured on November 24 last year
when the respected General Kim Jong Il, the son of mt.
Paektu and a peerlessly great man, was giving on-site
guidance to the Panmunjom mission of the Korean People's
Army, an outpost of the forefront.
That day, the area of Panmunjom was enveloped in thick
fog from dawn. In the previous days, it had been cloudy but
fog never set in in the area.
The General went round various places of Panmunjom and
mounted the balcony of the Panmun House to acquaint himself
with the enemy situation.
The fog would not go while he was making an inspection
tour of the area.
So, the enemy failed to observe the kpa post and,
accordingly, they could not take any hint of happenings
Mysterious is the fact that the fog began to lift
suddenly and the weather cleared when the general posed for
a photograph in front of the monument dedicated to an
autograph signature of the great leader President
Kim Il Sung.
The fog disappeared after the General ended his
inspection of Panmunjom.
It was when he inspected the KPA Post on mt. Taedok in
the western sector of the front on March 18 last year.
No sooner had his car arrived at the entrance to the post
within the range of the enemy observation than its sky was
covered with inky clouds.
Instantly the car passed by, the sky began to clear up.
a mysterious natural phenomenon took place at a time when
the General was inspecting a kpa unit which is defending cho
island in the West Sea.
After mounting a forward command post, exposed to rain
and wind, he stood by a map of operations when the black
rain cloud cleared and bright sunrays spread.
Such a natural phenomenon happened when he posed for a
photograph with sailors at a naval unit on that same day.
Informed of them, people say that even the heaven ensures
the personal safety of General Kim Jong Il, working
Greetings to Chairman of Funcinpec Party
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of
the Workers' Party of Korea sent a message of greetings
Thursday to Norodom Ranariddh, Chairman of the Funcinpec
Party, on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of its
The message noted that the Funcinpec Party has achieved
success in the efforts to realise the reconciliation and
unity of the whole nation and to push ahead with the cause
of reconstruction of the country upholding the intention of
his majesty King Norodom Sihanouk.
The message expressed the belief that the traditional
relations of friendship and cooperation between the parties
and peoples of the two countries will be strengthened, and
wished the funcinpec party and the cambodian people greater
success in their struggle for building a new Cambodia.
Greetings to Nepali Prime Minister
Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Hong Song Nam, acting
Premier of the Administration Council of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greetings to
Lokendra Bahadur Chand, upon his appointment as Prime
Minister of Nepal.
The message expressed the belief that the friendly and
cooperative relations between the two countries will be
further strengthened and developed in the idea of
independence, peace and friendship.