North Koreans ordered to protect Kim dynasty portraits from storm

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Koreans must prioritise safeguarding propaganda portraits of their leaders, the country’s official newspaper said, as a tropical storm made landfall on the Korean peninsula on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Khanun, which battered Japan before taking a circuitous route towards the Korean peninsula, is set to move into North Korea early Friday after spreading heavy rains across the South.

Natural disasters tend to have a greater impact on the isolated and impoverished North due to its weak infrastructure, while deforestation has left it vulnerable to flooding.

But Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun said North Koreans’ ‘foremost focus’ should be ‘ensuring the safety of’ propaganda portraits of its leaders, as well as the country’s statues, mosaics, murals and other monuments to the Kims.

Pyongyang is extremely sensitive and protective when it comes to the image of the ruling Kim dynasty…”

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