Home » World » Media hails Kim Jong-un as ‘supreme commander’

Media hails Kim Jong-un as ‘supreme commander’

There was an error retrieving images from Instagram. An attempt will be remade in a few minutes.

Follow me on Twitter


NEW North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been hailed by state media as “supreme commander” of the country’s powerful armed forces for the first time.

The ruling party newspaper Rodong Shinmun also called on Kim Jong-un to lead North Korea to “eternal victory”, BBC reports.

State media had been calling Mr Kim “the great successor” after the death of his father Kim Jong-il on Monday.

Mr Kim has little political experience and experts believe senior officials are guiding the transition.

“We declare from our hearts … we will complete the task of songun (military-first) revolution under comrade Kim Jong-un”, the paper said in an editorial.

The “songun” policy prioritises spending on North Korea’s armed forces.

Last year, the Swiss-educated Mr Kim was made a four-star general and given senior positions in the government and the Workers’ Party.

The announcement comes on the 20th anniversary of the declaration of the late Kim Jong-Il as supreme commander in 1991.

Large crowds have continued to mourn Mr Kim’s death in the capital Pyongyang, gathering to bow in front of large portraits of him set up around the city.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


I welcome you all to my blog, a place where I share reports, articles and images of events taking place in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world, which I think may be of interest to others. Please drop a few words if you feel like.
%d bloggers like this: