Kim Jong-un Becomes 'Dear Leader'

      December 11, 2013 11:38

      The North Korean propaganda machine has recently started referring to leader Kim Jong-un as the "dear leader," a title previously bestowed on his father Kim Jong-il.

      The state-run Rodong Sinmun daily carried a front-page article in its Friday edition with a photo of a banner hailing "Dear Leader Kim Jong-un," while other examples of such references are also more frequently being spotted.

      The Unification Ministry believes the move is part of a wider effort to boost the personality cult surrounding the young leader.

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