4TH MEETING OF KPA COMPANY COMMANDERS AND POLITICAL INSTRUCTORS HELD IN PRESENCE OF KIM JONG UN
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- The 4th meeting of company commanders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army took place in Pyongyang on October 22 and 23.
The meeting reviewed achievements and experiences gained in strengthening companies in the past and discussed tasks and ways for further strengthening companies, cell of the People's Army and basic combat unit, as required by the idea of modeling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided the meeting.
Attending there were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Won Hong, Kim Chang Sop, Choe Pu Il and other leading officials of the armed forces organs, commanding officers of the KPA and company commanders and political instructors, commanding officers and political officials of units at all levels who made devoted themselves to safeguarding the sky, land and sea of the country and strengthening companies.
Kim Jong Un made an opening speech at the meeting.
He stressed that when all the participants strengthen companies, cell and basic combat unit of the People's Army, to repay the party's trust and expectation, the might of the powerful revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu will be highly displayed, and expressed the conviction that the on-going meeting will serve as a historical landmark in arousing the whole army to strengthening companies, before declaring the meeting open,
KPA Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a report.
The reporter said that President Kim Il Sung defined company as the cell of revolutionary armed forces and basic combat unit at a time when he formed the first armed ranks of Juche type in the forest of Mt. Paektu and brought up the fourth company of the 7th regiment of the anti-Japanese guerrillas as an exemplary company, thus setting a brilliant example in strengthening companies.
Kim Il Sung convened the meeting of company commanders and political instructors for the first time in the army-building history on October 11, Juche 62 (1973), attended the meeting and unfolded important guidelines in strengthening companies, an epoch-making event which effected a drastic turn in strengthening KPA companies, the reporter said, and went on:.
Leader Kim Jong Il put forth the original idea that strengthening company is a key link and a starting point in strengthening the whole army, brightly indicated orientation and ways for companies to follow at each stage and in each period of developing revolution and worked heart and soul for strengthening companies politically and militarily.
The Juche-oriented idea of the great Generalissimos on strengthening companies and feats they performed by doing so are being successfully carried forward onto a higher stage thanks to the wise guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un formulated Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the guiding idea of the WPK and energetically led the work to model the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism in all aspects with companies as a base, thus opening up a heyday for strengthening the revolutionary armed forces.
Kim Jong Un brought up service personnel to be a-match-for-a hundred brave and stalwart fighters and provided energetic guidance to turn all companies into steel-strong militant ranks having strong discipline and assuming the perfect appearance as the regular armed forces by scrupulously managing the companies.
The reporter referred to the fact that a fundamental turn took place in the ideological and moral traits of the company commanders and political instructors and in their work style and many successes were achieved in the efforts to consolidate the companies through the struggle to firmly preserve and glorify the idea of strengthening the companies set forth by the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu and their feats.
He called for making sustained great efforts to bolster up the companies in order to accelerate the process of modelling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism on a new higher stage and thus develop the KPA into an invincible revolutionary Paektusan army.
Speeches were made at the meeting.
The speakers said that all the companies of the KPA grew to be the ranks of human bullets and bombs devotedly defending the leader as they share the intention, love and destiny with the supreme commander under his energetic leadership and deep loving care.
They said that they would turn all the companies into the ones of human bullets and bombs devotedly protecting the leader and defending the country full of faith and confidence that they are sure to emerge victorious as they are led by the supreme commander.
Kim Jong Un heard with keen interest all the speeches made by company commanders and political instructors at the meeting. He invited the commander and former political instructor of the Kamnamu (persimmon tree) company there to have a photo taken with them.
He made a historic speech at the meeting.
Highly appreciating the successes made in the work of the companies and lauding those company commanders and political instructors who rendered devoted service for them, he set forth the tasks to be carried out to develop all companies into elite revolutionary ones devotedly defending the WPK Central Committee and the ways to do so.
He underscored need for them to firmly unite around the Party Central Committee to take the lead in overcoming difficulties and trials and fully prepare all the company soldiers politically and ideologically and in military technique. He called for establishing strong discipline in the companies, boosting their appearance as regular units, decisively raising the level of company commanding ability and improving the living conditions and environment of the soldiers.
Noting that the meeting helped him find out jewel-like patriots and unassuming commanders and political instructors who dedicated themselves to strengthening their companies, he said in an excited tone that the Party Central Committee decided to highly praise them.
Choe Ryong Hae read out a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.
Kim Jong Un awarded the title of Labour Hero, gold medal (hammer and sickle) and Order of National Flag First Class to Company Commander Kim Sang Il, Company Political Instructor Pak Son Gi, Company Commander Kim Kwang Gum, Captain Min Kwang Hae and Company Commander Sa Song Guk. They performed distinguished feats in bolstering up the KPA by strengthening companies into vanguard devotedly defending the leader, a-match-for-a hundred combat ranks and turning them into homes dear to soldiers, true to the last instructions of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the leadership of the party.
Kim Jong Un made a closing address.
He said that the meeting would go down in the history of the Juche-based army building as it provided a landmark for the development of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army with the strengthening of companies as a starting point under the uplifted banner of modelling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
He declared the meeting closed, expressing belief that all participants in the meeting would augment the might of the People's Army in every way, united close around the party, and thus perform their duty in carrying out the revolutionary cause of Songun.
KIM JONG UN WATCHES JOINT PERFORMANCE GIVEN BY MORANBONG BAND, STATE MERITED CHORUS
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Thursday enjoyed the joint performance given by the Moranbong Band and State Merited Chorus together with the participants in the 4th meeting of company commanders and political instructors of the KPA.
Among the audience were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Won Hong, Choe Pu Il and other leading officials of the armed forces organs.
The performance began with the prologue "We Sing of the Party" in which artistes sang high praises of the immortal exploits President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il performed on behalf of the era and the revolution, holding the party's flag of Juche as an invincible banner.
Put on the stage were colourful numbers including orchestral music and male chorus "Song of the Korean People's Army", female chorus "Ode to the Motherland", instrumental music and song "Fly Higher Our Party Flag" and light music and serial songs "Let's Support Our Supreme Commander with Arms".
The performers, through Korean-style light music and orchestra, made a solemn and impressive representation of the fact that a rosy future is unfolding for the great Paektusan nation under the leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un, who is successfully carrying forward the revolutionary cause of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
In such numbers as mixed quintet and male chorus ""Happiness of Being under the Care of Respected Supreme Commander", light music "Soldiers Answered" and chorus "Let's Defend Socialism" the artistes successfully represented with dynamic and cheerful melody the sky-high spirit of all the service personnel and people dashing ahead at the new speed of offensive, a-match-for-a-hundred speed in the 21st century under the leadership of the party.
The performance ended with epilogue "Our Destiny and Future Entrusted to You" and "We Will Defend General Kim Jong Un at the Cost of Our Lives".
Kim Jong Un waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of the artistes and audience, congratulating the artistes on their successful performance and expressing expectation and belief that all the company commanders and political instructors would fulfil their duties in developing the Korean People's Army into the powerful elite revolutionary army.
KIM JONG UN HAS PHOTO SESSION WITH KPA COMPANY COMMANDERS, POLITICAL INSTRUCTORS
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, had a photo session with the participants in the 4th meeting of company commanders and political instructors of the KPA on Thursday.
Present there together with him were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Won Hong, Choe Pu Il and other leading officials of the armed forces organs.
Noting the meeting marked a turning landmark in developing the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army with the bolstering up of companies as its starting point under the uplifted banner of modelling the whole army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, he warmly congratulated all the company commanders and political instructors on successfully holding the meeting with high political awareness and revolutionary enthusiasm. Then he had a photo session with them.
He expressed his expectation and belief that they would turn their companies into those of the powerful elite revolutionary army as desired by the party and fulfil their honourable mission and duty in the work to make their service personnel feel themselves at home there.
KIM JONG UN ENJOYS ART PERFORMANCE OF SERVICEPERSONS
Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, enjoyed a performance given by those who proved successful in the 36th Art Festival of KPA Servicepersons.
The performers were soldiers of the companies under KPA units 251, 905, 565 and 1821 and seamen of submarine No. 730 under the navy Unit 167.
The numbers of the performance included story-telling and song "The Peerlessly Great Men of Mt. Paektu and Soldiers on Cho Islet", dialogic poem and song "We Follow You with Single Mind", interlude "'Dear Home' under Sea" and chorus "Our Destiny and Future Entrusted to You".
The performance well represented the servicepersons' happy life under the care of the supreme commander as well as their ardent yearning for him and the might of the harmonious whole of them sharing the same feelings and will with him.
The performers proudly showed their service life that they have prepared themselves to remain true to the intention of the supreme commander through more intensive military training.
At the end of the performance Kim Jong Un acknowledged the enthusiastically cheering performers.
He gave them thanks in the name of the KPA supreme commander, expressing his great satisfaction over the successful performance, clear-cut in political standard and strong in the revolutionary soldier spirit.
He noted with high appreciation that the performance was made up of numbers well showing the character and mission of the KPA as the army of the Party and its revolutionary nature and vividly and truly represented the servicepersons' efforts for strengthening their companies, a cell and a basic combat unit of the KPA.
He had a photo session with the performers, expressing conviction that they would perform greater feats in their military training and service as they displayed to the full the ideological and moral traits of the KPA in the festival.
Stressing that sustained big efforts should be directed to company art group activities to prepare the servicepersons as revolutionaries fully ready in aspects of politico-ideology and military technique and with high cultural attainments, he advanced the tasks to do so.
Among the spectators were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Won Hong, Kim Chang Sop, Pyon In Son, So Hong Chan, Kim Su Gil, Ryom Chol Song, Kim Yong Chol, Jo Kyong Chol, Hwang Pyong So and exemplary company commanders and political instructors who participated in the 4th meeting of KPA company commanders and political instructors.
CPRK SECRETARIAT DENOUNCES S. KOREAN REGIME FOR MOVING TO DISBAND UNIFIED PROGRESSIVE PARTY
Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative group urged the puppet Ministry of Justice to form a "team of experts to take measures against political parties and organizations violating constitution" and staged the farce of making legal examination for the disorganization of the Unified Progressive Party. It decided to request the puppet constitutional court to try the case and is inviting lawyers for the trial.
The coteries of the "Saenuri Party" at a state inspection of the "National Assembly" set the disbandment of the Unified Progressive Party as an issue top on agenda and are fanning up hysteria, talking about "enemy of liberal democracy".
The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea in its information bulletin No. 1048 on Thursday said the south Korean puppet conservative group's moves for the disbandment of the Unified Progressive Party are a shocking fascist, rowdiest and unprecedented in history.
The group calls for disbanding the Unified Progressive Party, linking it with the DPRK. This is an unpardonable provocation and challenge to the DPRK, the information bulletin said, and went on:
The group is talking about "political party following the north" and "plotted rebellion". This is illogical sophism that can be made only by those obsessed by confrontation with fellow countrymen.
It is quite natural that the south Koreans of all social standings are denouncing the group's moves for the disbandment of the Unified Progressive Party as "an act violating democracy", "neo-fascist act" and "an act of raising wind of McCarthyism".
The group is also trying to disorganize the Teachers Union, calling it the "heart of forces following the north" and "inside enemy". It even seeks to shut down Jaju Minbo, a progressive internet paper.
Its suppression is aimed to remove the core of the progressive forces in south Korea, shrink all the forces standing for reunification through alliance with the north and forces for democracy and reform and lay a springboard for its long-term stay in power.
The prevailing situation clearly proves that the puppet group is a horde of hideous fascist hooligans and confrontational maniacs who put the past military dictators into the shade.
S. KOREAN AUTHORITIES SLAMMED FOR THEIR MOVES TO DISSOLVE UNIFIED PROGRESSIVE PARTY
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- The present conservative ruling forces and the coteries of the "Saenuri Party" of south Korea set up a "special team for measures against unconstitutional political parties and organizations" at the judicial body after labelling the Unified Progressive Party an "unconstitutional political party following the north". They are busy making a legal examination for forcibly dissolving the party. They are blustering that they would stage a trial for formally dissolving it around late in October.
The coteries of the "Saenuri Party" went the lengths of putting the dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party on major agenda at the state inspection at the "National Assembly", crying out for an "immediate dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party, the enemy of liberal democracy and unconstitutional political party".
A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party in a statement on Saturday denounced this as the height of a base and fascist politically-motivated farce of the present south Korean puppet conservative ruling forces to indiscriminately crack down on even legitimate political parties and organizations in order to realize their ambition for staying in power for an indefinite period and achieve their partisan purpose.
The statement said:
South Korea is turning into a political tundra and fascist mayhem where political freedom and human rights are totally trampled down.
What merits a serious attention is that the conservative group is justifying its base political intrigues, labelling the Unified Progressive Party "forces seeking the collapse of the system linked with the north" and the party's programme "camouflaged programme of the north" in a bid to mislead public opinion.
If the group is allowed to pursue its moves to stamp out the Unified Progressive Party, this will throw the south Korean people into a harsher fascist rule.
The statement expressed belief that the unbiased opinion and political parties of the world would pay due attention to the grave situation prevailing in south Korea and extend stronger solidarity to the south Korean people.
DPRK FM SPOKESMAN REFUTES INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL BODY'S FALSE REPORT
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Friday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA as regards the release of a report finding fault with the financial system in the DPRK at a recent plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering in Paris:
The DPRK strongly refutes the above-said report as a sinister attempt of hostile forces to tighten the financial sanctions against the DPRK and a wanton violation of its sovereignty and right to existence.
The contents of the report are based on misinformation contrary to facts and, therefore, it doesn't deserve even a passing note. However, the DPRK can not overlook it as it was released at a time when it is making its sincere efforts to develop cooperative relations with the above-said body.
By origin, the DPRK does not allow such practices as money laundering and financing of terrorism in the light of the nature of its social system.
But the DPRK has done all it can as evidenced by the fact that it conducted negotiations with the body in consideration of the latter's continued requests for cooperation, ratified the international convention on restraining financial support to terrorism and submitted possible relevant data to the body.
Nevertheless, this time the body persistently listed the DPRK as "a target of counter-action," keeping mum about its measures. This proves that the action was prompted by the sinister political attempt of certain forces to tarnish the DPRK's image at any cost and the body is playing into their hands.
The DPRK holds that if the body is to perform its mission and role as a governmental international financial supervisory institution in name and reality, it should strictly abide by the principle of impartiality and objectivity and it is its invariable stand to develop the cooperative relations with such body.