Monday, February 12, 2007

North Korean news item of the week

From Korean Central News Agency of DPRK:

"International Kim Il Sung Prize" Awarded to Kim Jong Il
New Delhi, February 2 (KCNA) -- The International Kim Il Sung Prize Council announced in New Delhi on February 1 its decision on awarding the "International Kim Il Sung Prize" to Kim Jong Il on the occasion of his birthday. According to it, the council decided to confer the prize on General Secretary Kim Jong Il on the occasion of his birthday in high recognition of his immortal contribution to the noble cause for global peace and security and the independent development of humankind.

(In unrelated stories from outside the Korean Peninsula, Keifer Sutherland received the International Donald Sutherland Prize, George W. Bush received the International George H. W. Bush Prize, and Jesus Christ received the Intergalactic God the Father Prize.)

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