Upon hearing the news that General Secretary Kim Jong Il was nominated as a candidate for deputy to the 12th Supreme People's Assembly at Constituency No. 333, the entire army and people are full of great happiness and pride of having the peerlessly great man as the leader of the nation.
Anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter Hwang Sun Hui said that the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters were very happy to hear the news. She went on:
A few days ago the officers and men of the People's Army nominated Kim Jong Il as a candidate for deputy to the SPA with boundless reverence. This is the unanimous will and ardent desire of the entire people.
On receiving this happy news with the February 16, the greatest holiday of the nation, ahead, I can hardly repress the swelling emotion.
We anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters will uphold the leader's plan of building a great, prosperous and powerful nation in the van of the people.
Vice-premier of the DPRK Cabinet Thae Jong Su, noting that having nominated Kim Jong Il as a candidate for deputy to the SPA this time again is the unanimous will of the entire army and people and a great auspicious event of the nation, said:
Kim Jong Il has been leading the Party and the revolution along one road of victory for scores of years, thus performing great feats which will remain immortal in the history of the country.
He is the peerlessly great man who has defended firmly and developed in depth President Kim Il Sung's Juche-oriented idea and line on state building and demonstrated the dignity and might of the DPRK all over the world with his original Songun politics.
All the officers and men of the People's Army and the people came to have as a firm faith through life that he is the destiny and future of our country and nation and the symbol of all the victories. [...]
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
"Korea Gripped with Boundless Emotion and Joy"
I don't really understand this whole business. If Kim already holds supreme executive power, why was he just nominated for a seat in a legislative body, even a "Supreme" one? The idea is that it hastens the day when Kim will personally hold every position in the whole government? Anyway, if it makes them boundlessly happy, who am I to complain?