Kim Jong un orders drivers in North Korean capital to drive REALLY slowly by statue of his dad – Gistdigest24 news
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered people to drive slowly by the statues of his father and grandfather
Kim Jong Un has made the bizarre order
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has made the bizarre order
Police in the capital Pyongyang must ensure drivers cut their speed to just three mph near the two statues
Crazy despot Kim Jong un has ordered drivers in his capital to slow to a snail’s pace when they pass giant statues of his dad and granddad.
Police in the capital Pyongyang must ensure drivers cut their speed to just three mph near the two statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
They are depicted riding horses outside the Mansudae Art Studio.
And Kim has ordered his people to ‘show their respect’ to his family by slowing down.
“Before, cars used to zip right past the statues,” said one visitor to North Korea .
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“Now they have this freshly painted notice about speed restrictions.
“Sometimes the woman revolutionary guard at the front of the complex will remind the driver to slow down too.”
North Koreans are one of the nations with the lowest car ownership in the world so the new rule should not be too hard to enforce. Only the political elite are entitled to motors.
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Traffic is also required to slow-down to 19 mph at three other sites, Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, the Mansu Hill Grand Monument, and a Kim Jong Suk memorial mosaic located between Sunan International Airport and Pyongyang.
Simon Cockerell, General Manager of the Beijing-based Koryo Tours agency, confirmed: “I definitely know of some areas of roads where drivers have to slow down now as they pass monuments to do with the leaders.”
Another member of the tourism industry confirmed the speed-limits in other parts of the city.
“It is true, these slowdowns are happening. They started in January this year and take place when cars pass grand statues or monuments,” said Rowan Beard, a tour guide with the Young Pioneer Tours agency.
“Every car, every bus has to slow down when going through KIS square.
Fyodor Tertitskiy, of Seoul National University, said the new speed limits come against the backdrop of a more widespread increase in idolisation towards the North Korean leadership.
“The cult is becoming stronger: not qualitatively, but quantitatively,”
Tertitsky said. “They are erecting lots of new statues, people are bowing more deeply than they used to, and there are new portraits.”
The traffic measures emerged as it was revealed North Korea has only 28 web sites with which end in the ‘kp’ domain name due to the state restrictions on the 2m population.
More than 16 million addresses end with Germany’s “.de” domain name.
The sites included one titled “Friend” which appeared to be a social network.
Another, cooks.org.kp, showed off recipes, while korfilm.com.kp was devoted to North Korean movies.
The details were leaked in the US. Only a few thousand North Korean citizens, if that, have access to the Internet.
The vast majority of the country can access only a closed national intranet known as the Kwangmyong, a network of government-approved web sites.
A new report by Christian Solidarity found freedom of religion or belief is a human right that is largely non-existent in the country.
Some few days back was ‘Save North Koreans Day’, a global day of action which urged China to change its policy and allow Kim’s people safe passage across its borders and onto to sanctuary in South Korea or beyond.