Thursday, August 04, 2005

Storytelling, juche style

KIM Nordkoreas officiella nyhetsbyrå KCNA rapporterar:
Pyongyang, July 30 (KCNA) -- Twenty-five years have passed since the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital opened on July 30, Juche 69 (1980). There are so many impressive stories about deep care shown by leader Kim Jong Il for the women in childbed.
    One of them is a story about honey.
    The hospital provided the women delivered of children with honey and tonic made of honey free of charge even in the years of the "Arduous March" and forced march. The honey which was supplied to them during the period amounted to 26.4 tons. As soon as they give birth to babies, the women take honey sent by the leader, not by their husbands or their parents.
    The women in poor health are supplied not only with honey but also with Koryo medicines made of honey.
    Among them are bee milk, insam (ginseng) preserved with honey, honey mixed with extract from a hundred kinds of fruits.
    One day in October 1982 Kim Jong Il acquainted himself with the operation of the hospital and took a measure to supply honey to the women in childbed at state expense. And he has sent various kinds of honey tonic to the hospital on more than 40 occasions over the last two decades from 1985.
    In 1994 when the people of the country were in deep grief for the demise of President Kim Il Sung, he sent a total of 7,258 kg of honey tonic to the hospital three times. Last year he sent 7,970 kg of honey tonic in four installments and this year 5,300 kg in two installments.
Den berättelsen från den officiella nyhetsbyrån säger en del om den store ledarens godhet och vilket föredöme DFRK är.

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