Friday, December 27, 2013




KIM JONG UN VISITS COMMAND OF LARGE COMBINED UNIT 526 OF KPA
Pyongyang, December 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, visited the Command of Large Combined Unit 526 of the KPA to congratulate its service personnel on significant December 24.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, So Hong Chan, Kim Su Gil, Pak Jong Chon, Pak Thae Song and Kim Tong Hwa.
He extended warm congratulations to all service personnel of the unit celebrating the holiday.
He said that leader Kim Jong Il's assumption of supreme commandership of the revolutionary armed forces marked a historic event of great significance in developing the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army and carrying out the cause of socialism, and a great auspicious national event which provided a firm guarantee for the destiny and future of the country.
Kim Jong Il ushered in the greatest heyday of the development of the revolutionary armed forces with his rare wisdom, outstanding commanding art and matchless guts, he noted, adding:
Kim Jong Il strengthened the People's Army into the invincible revolutionary forces, placed all people under arms and turned the whole country into a fortress and thus put the country on the position of the world's military super power. These undying exploits will shine for all ages.
He underlined the need to always remember the brilliant annals in which all service personnel and people performed epoch-making miracles and brought about innovations in their struggle for protecting socialism and building a thriving nation, weathering storm and stress unprecedented in history under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, and significantly commemorate December 24, the day when he was held in high esteem as supreme commander of the KPA.
Kim Jong Un looked round the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the unit.
Recollecting with deep emotion the undying exploits of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il recorded in the annals of the unit's history, he said it was thanks to their wise leadership and meticulous care that the unit has grown to be a powerful and matchless combat unit.
Praising the unit for arranging well the above-said rooms and conducting effective education of its service personnel through them, he underscored the need for the unit to intensify the education of them in the undying leadership exploits of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu and thus help all its service personnel add glory to the proud tradition of the unit by performing feats in rounding off combat readiness and bolstering up combat capabilities.
At the operation command rooms, the room devoted to military research and the pistol shooting gallery, he heard a detailed report on training and the unit's performance of duty.
He was satisfied to learn that the large combined unit arranged well the operation command rooms as intended by the party and scrupulously operated the room devoted to military research, thus helping its commanding officers and members of the staff steadily improve their ability to map out and command combat operations.
He instructed the unit to put utmost spurs on rounding off its combat readiness with the firm viewpoint and stand that it should be wholly responsible for its combat readiness before the party, always bearing in mind that a war breaks out without any prior notice.
Noting that the unit has a very important duty to perform, he indicated important tasks to be fulfilled by it to bolster up its combat capability in every way.
Going round various places including the hall of service personnel and the mushroom greenhouse, he learned about the political and ideological education, supply service and command and management of the unit.
Expressing expectation and belief that the service personnel of the unit would firmly defend with arms the socialist country dynamically advancing toward a final victory, while keeping them in perfect combat readiness, he had a photo session with them.

CPRK SECRETARIAT ISSUES OPEN QUESTIONNAIRE
Pyongyang, December 25 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released a following questionnaire Wednesday one year since Park Geun Hye became "president" through fraud-marred election.
Park has run the whole gamut of rhetoric such as "road of peace and common development" and "new era on the Korean Peninsula," vociferating about "reform" and "confidence" whenever an opportunity presented itself during her election campaign and after her assumption of office, the questionnaire noted, and continued: All compatriots are, however, recollecting how deceptive and shameless jargons they were.
1. How does the present regime's north policy differ from the Lee Myung Bak regime's confrontation policy?
The Park regime's policy toward the north has nothing different from the Lee Myung Bak regime's confrontation policy. Park's policy surpasses that of the Lee regime in its crafty and vicious nature.
This proves that the Park regime is just the continuation of the Lee regime and it only seeks fiercer confrontation with the DPRK than Lee's.
2. Who is the arch criminal harassing peace and escalating tension on the peninsula?
After taking office the Park regime has become all the more dangerous in its moves to provoke a war against the DPRK in collusion with the U.S.
All this goes to prove that the U.S. and its stooge Park regime are the arch criminals who have disturbed peace and escalated tensions on the peninsula.
3. Confidence or confrontation?
Park Geun Hye pledged to "take one step after another to build confidence between the south and the north" while talking about "confidence-building".
But behind the scene, she challenged head-on the social system in the DPRK, while calling for "giving priority to the regime change in the north" and urging the north to "opt for making real change".
Park went the lengths of slandering the policy of the DPRK. She let loose such vituperation as terming it "way of inviting isolation" and "the north will never succeed".
4. To whom does Park give priority, outsiders or the nation?
After taking office, Park tightened nexus with the U.S. more zealously than any others, while calling for "tightened south Korea-U.S. alliance" and "all-inclusive alliance."
Park and her group even subordinated the north-south ties to the U.S. policy for invading the DPRK, while blustering that "south-north relations can be settled smoothly only when south Korea-U.S. alliance is tightened".
Park made no scruple of committing such act of treachery as begging for "international cooperation" to stifle the DPRK, while malignantly slandering the fellow countrymen during her trip to the U.S. and other countries in Europe.
5. Who is a provoker?
The Park group never opens its mouth without talking about "provocation" and "threat" to justify its confrontation and war moves.
But the reality proves that it is none other than the U.S. and the Park regime which are keen to provoke a war on the peninsula.
6. Who is responsible for mud-slinging and who is obliged to stop it?
The puppet group of conservatives is malignantly slandering the DPRK. They range from the "president", "prime minister", representative of "the Saenuri Party", authorities concerned, paid journalists and experts to anchor persons.
It is hurling even aged ultra-right conservatives and human scum into smear campaigns against the DPRK. It is the Park regime which should stop the smear campaign.
7. Who should make a right option?
South Korea is now swept by waves of fierce actions of people of all social standings against the puppet regime's sycophancy and treachery, confrontation with fellow countrymen and unpopular rule.
The reality shows that it is none other than Park Geun Hye herself who should make a right option.




KIM JONG UN VISITS KUMSUSAN PALACE OF SUN
Pyongyang, December 24 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on significant December 24.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il are standing.
Seen standing on both sides of the statues was flags of the WPK and the DPRK and army colors. The guard of honor of the Ground, Naval, Air and Anti-air Forces of the KPA and the Worker-Peasant Red Guards lined up beside them.
The chief of the guard of honor made a salute to the statues. A floral basket in the name of Kim Jong Un was placed before the statues. Also laid before them was a floral basket in the name of the KPA. Kim Jong Un, together with other visitors, paid high tribute to the statues. Kim Jong Un entered the hall where Kim Il Sung lies in state.
He, together with other visitors, paid homage to Kim Il Sung in the humblest reverence for him. He looked round the hall where the orders Kim Il Sung received are on display and the halls which house a train coach and a car used by Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state. He, together with other visitors, paid homage to Kim Jong Il in the humblest reverence for him. He looked round the hall where the orders Kim Jong Il received are on display, the mourning hall and the halls which house a car, an electric car, a boat and a train coach used by Kim Jong Il.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Pyon In Son, So Hong Chan, Kim Su Gil, Ryom Chol Song and other commanding officers of the KPA.




DPRK’S SOCIALIST CONSTITUTION
The socialist constitution of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was adopted on December 27, 1972.
The Korean people significantly celebrate this day as the Socialist Constitution Day every year.
The socialist constitution defines that the state is guided by the Juche idea and the Songun idea in its activities.
The Juche idea and the Songun idea authored by President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the DPRK and founding father of socialist Korea, and developed in depth by Chairman Kim Jong Il of the DPRK National Defence Commission are the ideological and theoretical banners for achieving the independence of the masses of the people. Advocating that man is the master of the world and of his own destiny and has the power to transform nature and society and shape his destiny, the Juche idea regards it as its fundamental principle to realize the independence of the masses of the people. The basic objective of the Songun idea which has taken its root in the Juche idea is to defend the independence of the masses from the challenge and threat of imperialists and dominationists. The embodiment of the Songun idea in reality is just Songun politics.
The constitution radically enhances the authority of the National Defence Commission in state mechanism in keeping with the actual reality of Korea in which Songun politics is being administered in an all-round way and with the requirements of the times. The constitution provides the Korean people with a firm legal guarantee for staunchly defending by force of arms the people-centred socialist system in any adversity and triumphantly advancing the cause of building a thriving socialist nation.
Based on the Juche idea and the Songun idea, the constitution stipulates that the DPRK’s is a people-centred social system under which the working people are the masters of everything and everything in society serves them. The state champions the interests of the working people who have been freed from exploitation and oppression and become the masters of the state and society, and respects and protects their rights.
The constitution stipulates: “The sovereignty of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea resides in the workers, peasants, soldiers, working intellectuals and all other working people. The working people exercise State power through their representative organs–the Supreme People’s Assembly and local People’s Assemblies at all levels.”
10.9 per cent of the deputies elected to the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly are workers, 10.1 per cent farmers, 16.9 per cent service personnel, 15.6 per cent women and 90.4 per cent academic degree or title holders, scientists, technicians and specialists. These figures clearly show on how high level the people take part in the state governance. The same holds true of the local power organs at all levels such as the provincial, city and county People’s Assemblies.
It is natural that the state power organs in the hands of the working people should carry on the genuine people-oriented legislation activities for defending and realizing the people’s interests.
The socialist constitution defines that the steady improvement of the people’s material and cultural life is regarded as the supreme principle of the state activities.
The DPRK is a tax-free country. In this country where the socio-economic sources of exploitation and poverty were completely eliminated and all kinds of taxes were abolished, the increasing material wealth of society are used entirely for the well-being of the working people, the masters of state power and means of production.
Actually, the DPRK defends and protects the independent demand and interests of the working masses and provides them with all living conditions ranging from food, clothing and housing, with a mission as the master responsible for the livelihoods of the people.
   All the members of society are equally provided with all rights as social beings, including political freedom and rights, free education and free medical care.
According to the socialist constitution, all citizens who have reached the age of 17 have the right to elect and to be elected, irrespective of sex, race, occupation, length of residence, property status, education, party affiliation, political views or religion. Besides, citizens are guaranteed freedom of speech, the press, assembly, demonstration and association and the state provides democratic political parties and social organizations with conditions for free activity. Citizens have the freedom of religious beliefs. This right is granted by approving the construction of religious buildings and the holding of religious ceremonies.
The state provides educations to all students free of charge and grants stipend to students of universities and colleges. It also intensifies social education and provides the working people with all conditions for study. It brings up all children of preschool age in nurseries and kindergartens at state and public expenses. Along with this, it protects the people’s lives and promotes their health by consolidating and developing the system of universal free-medical care service, improving the section doctor system and implementing the policy of preventive medicine.
The state legally guarantees all the citizens’ right to work and relaxation. All able-bodied citizens choose occupations in accordance with their wishes and skills and the state provides them with stable jobs and working conditions. This right is ensured by the establishment of the working hours, the provision of holidays, paid leave, accommodation at health resorts and holiday homes at state expanse and by a growing network of cultural facilities.
The DPRK’s socialist constitution that has emerged as the constitution of the people-centred socialist country is a political charter that legally consolidates all victories and achievements the Korean people have made in the revolution and construction under the banner of the Juche idea and that defines various principles to be maintained in all the fields of state and social life, including politics, the economy, culture and national defence as well as the important tasks arising in socialist construction.
Enjoying the people’s absolute support for the past four decades as a law of the people themselves, the socialist constitution has given a powerful stimulus to the revolution and construction.

Thursday, December 19, 2013




NATIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD TO MARK 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF DEMISE OF KIM JONG IL
Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- A national memorial service was held solemnly in Pyongyang on Tuesday, the second anniversary of demise of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
Present there was Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA).
Attending it were leading officials of the party, state and army, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the KPA and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials of organs, enterprises, factories and co-op farms in Pyongyang, bereaved families of revolutionary martyrs, persons of merit and other people.
Also present there were overseas Koreans delegations including the delegation of Koreans in Japan and the delegation of the General Association of Koreans in China, overseas Koreans, those related to revolutionary activities of Kim Jong Il, the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, foreign diplomatic envoys, representatives of international organizations and members of the military attaches corps here and other foreigners.
All the participants observed a moment's silence in humblest reverence for Kim Jong Il.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, made a memorial address.
The life of Kim Jong Il was the one of the great thinker, statesman and brilliant commander who performed unprecedented great feats in the history of the Korean nation and the world history of politics, the speaker said, and went on:
Kim Jong Il comprehensively systematized and developed in depth the Juche idea and the Songun idea with his extraordinary wisdom and energetic ideological and theoretical activities, built the party, state and army of the DPRK into the glorious party, state and army of President Kim Il Sung and achieved the most solid single-minded unity under the uplifted banner of modeling the whole society on Kimilsungism.
He, cherishing Songun as the steadfast revolutionary creed all his life, built the People's Army into the matchless revolutionary army and put the DPRK on the position of the world's military power, thereby providing a sure guarantee for the eternal prosperity of the nation.
He led all the fellow countrymen along the road of independent reunification and great national unity, opening up the June 15 era of reunification in the idea of "By our nation itself" and making immortal contributions to defending the peace in Asia and the rest of the world and accomplishing the human cause of independence.
He was the peerless patriot, great revolutionary and benevolent father who took warm care of the country and its people with ardent loving care and warm feelings all his life.
He, cherishing in his early years the high aim of glorifying Korea, led the Korean revolution to victory with his iron will and tireless energies for more than half a century from the first days of leading the revolution, while weathering all ordeals which no other human being, revolutionary and leader have ever undergone.
The tremendous national power was provided and the Korean people could lead a dignified and happy life thanks to the tireless efforts and self-sacrificing dedication of Kim Jong Il who gave ceaseless field guidance despite severe snowstorm and midsummer heat, always going in simple jumper.
He led the revolution and construction along the road of one victory after another with his gifted wisdom and through his veteran and tested leadership, ushering in the glorious era of national prosperity and laying an eternal cornerstone for accomplishing the Juche cause. His immortal revolutionary life and feats will always go down in the history of the country.
KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a speech to vow loyalty on behalf of the KPA, Jang Chol, president of the State Academy of Sciences, on behalf of the scientists and Hyon Sang Ju, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, on behalf of the working class.
They said:
Over the past two years the whole country was swept by the strong tide of the best wishes for immortality of Kim Jong Il as the army and people of the DPRK have consolidated the blood ties with him.
The army and people, rallied close around Marshal Kim Jong Un, waged a sacred struggle arms in arms and shoulder to shoulder with him to translate the idea and desire of Kim Jong Il into realities. They have thus made a leap forward in the revolution and construction, giving fullest play to Kim Jong Il's patriotism.
Kim Jong Il provided matchless military power and the unbreakable unity between the army and people, working heart and soul with patriotic will under the uplifted banner of Songun all his life, and thus put the dignity of the country and people on the highest level in the history of the nation. These revolutionary exploits will shed brilliant rays as an eternal treasure of the sun's Korea.
They renewed their firm determination to provide a firm guarantee for the revolutionary cause of Kim Jong Il with arms and work fresh miracles and set new records startling the era in every surging worksite for the building of an economic power and highly civilized socialist nation under the ever-victorious leadership of Kim Jong Un.
Memorial services took place in all provinces, cities (districts) and counties and at industrial complexes on Tuesday on the same occasion.

KIM JONG UN VISITS KUMSUSAN PALACE OF SUN
Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on Tuesday, the 2nd anniversary of demise of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
He was accompanied by Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Pak To Chun, Kim Yong Chun, Yang Hyong Sop, Kang Sok Ju, Kim Won Hong and other members of the leadership organ of the Central Committee of the WPK in Pyongyang City, officials of the Central Committee of the WPK, leading officers of armed forces organs and officials of ministries and national institutions.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where statues of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are standing.
Seen standing beside the statues were flags of the WPK and the DPRK and army colors. The guard of honor of the Ground, Naval, Air and Anti-air Forces of the KPA and the Worker-Peasant Red Guards lined up beside them.
The chief of the guard of honor made a salute to the statues.
A floral basket in the name of Kim Jong Un was placed before the statues.
Also laid before the statues was a floral basket in the joint name of the Central Committee of the WPK, the Central Military Commission of the WPK, the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and its Cabinet.
Kim Jong Un, together with other visitors, paid high tribute to the statues.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state.
He, together with other visitors, paid homage to Kim Jong Il in the humblest reverence for him.
He looked round the hall where the orders Kim Jong Il received are on display, the mourning hall and the halls which house a car, electric car, boat and train coach used by Kim Jong Il.