Korean Central News Agency

If you get sacked from your job in North Korea things become pretty dire

Job security is important in North Korea, because if you ever get sacked from your government position there are dire consequences.

North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader.

The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding isolated North Korea after its Sunday launch of a long-range rocket, which came about a month after it drew international condemnation for conducting its fourth nuclear test.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

Photo Of The Day

Picture: Reuters

Picture: Reuters

There’s something very wrong with this photo of Kim Jong-un

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North Korea becoming more postured, wanting to turn all Korea into “a socialist fairyland”

The nutter in charge of North Korea is getting more bellicose:

North Korea warned foreigners to leave South Korea Tuesday, to avoid harm in the event of war, and closed the joint industrial zone that had remained the only functioning example of cross-border co-operation on the long-divided Korean peninsula.

The latest moves follow weeks of ever escalating threats from Pyongyang, which has reacted with increasing anger to United Nations sanctions punishing the North for its third nuclear test, conducted February 12. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits the South Korean capital Seoul later this week before visiting China, the North’s only ally, at the weekend.

“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war,” said the North’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, according to a report on the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). “We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war,” said the statement, advising foreigners to seek out shelter and examine evacuation plans.  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

When you go to war make sure you pack your crystal ashtray, Kim Jong-un does

The Telegraph has some photos of Kim Jong-Un inspecting North Korean fire-drills.

The first photo I saw had what looked to be an ashtray on the ledge…and some fancy weights for map holders on his nice carved map table.

This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 20, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a live fire drill using self-propelled drones at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

This picture taken by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on March 20, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a live fire drill using self-propelled drones at an undisclosed location in North Korea. AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

Dodgy North Korean Ratbags playing with Photoshop

The North Korean Army – Photoshop division has been at it again. Their photoshop division is only matched by the Iranian’s.

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While researching a photo entry about North Korea’s recent threats of war, I discovered an image released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that appears to have been digitally manipulated — at least two, possibly three hovercraft appear to have been pasted into the scene of a military exercise, reportedly taking place on North Korea’s east coast on March 25, 2013.  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

We need Hans Blix to sort out these ratbags

Seriously need Hans Blix to sort out the dirty little ratbags north of the 38th parallel.

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The Telegraph reports:

The United Nations Security Council has voted to tighten financial restrictions on North Korea in response to the country’s third nuclear test.

The US-drafted resolution, which was approved unanimously by the 15-nation council, was the product of three weeks of negotiations between the United States and China after the test on February 12.

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, welcomed the council’s move, saying in a statement that the resolution “sent an unequivocal message to (North Korea) that the international community will not tolerate its pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

The US said that the sanctions would “bite hard.”  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.