- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 3, 2014

There can be only one Kim Jong-un in North Korea.

Pyongyang has banned its citizens from naming anyone after the North Korean dictator, a South Korean official said Wednesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the rule was put in place in 2011 by his father, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The rule is also said to apply to the late Kim Jong Il and his father, Kim Il Sung.

The cult of personality crafted by the regime is so strict that all citizens of North Korea are required to wear pins that bear the image of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, AP reported. Portraits of the men must also be placed inside homes.

 



 

 

 

 

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide