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The generosity of Kim Jong Il

And quite remarkable it is too, and shows just what $20 million buys you these days:

"For Kim Jong Il's birthday, North Korean insurance managers prepared a special gift.

In Singapore, they stuffed $20 million in cash into two heavy-duty bags and sent them, via Beijing, to their leader in Pyongyang, said Kim Kwang Jin, who worked as a manager for Korea National Insurance Corp., a state-owned monopoly.

Kim said he helped arrange the shipment and watched in February 2003 as the cash was packed. After the money arrived, Kim Jong Il sent a letter of thanks to the managers and arranged for some of them to receive gifts that included oranges, apples, DVD players and blankets, Kim said".

Hmm, if I were a DPRK helot in Singapore and got my mitts on another 20 very large, I would be minded to scarper with the proceeds rather than hope for a trade off reward of circa 1/200000th.

Meanwhile, the forthcoming report of the DPRK qualifying for the World Cup should be entertaining, as and when the KCNA gets around to filing it.

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Anonymous Ill Jim Kong, Pongyong said... 11:34 am

You capitalist roader! Cease your campain against the entire PRK people! Even the enemies of our state condemn you even while being tortured!  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:38 pm

Come and get me copper.  



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