Kim Jong Il


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Kim Jong Il

also Kim Jong-il  (jŏng′ ĭl′) 1941-2011.
Korean politician and head of state of North Korea (1994-2011).

Kim Jong Il

(kɪm dʒɔŋ iːl)
n
1. (Biography) born 1942, Korean politician; ruler of North Korea from 1994, official head of state from 1998: son of Kim Il Sung

Kim Jong Il

(ˈkɪm ˈdʒɒŋ ˈɪl)
n.
born 1942, president of North Korea since 1997.
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The measure appears meant to bolster a personality cult around Kim, who took over after the death of his dictator father Kim Jong Il in 2011.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a mausoleum of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, at midnight to pay tribute to his grandfather, state media reported.
London, Dec 17 ( ANI ): People across North Korea stopped in their tracks at midday to silently honor late leader Kim Jong Il, who died in December last year.
North Korea held a national memorial service Sunday in Pyongyang to mark the first anniversary Monday of the death of its previous leader Kim Jong Il as the country remains upbeat over the success of last week's satellite launch.
Personal details about Kim Jong Il were rarely released, allowing him to be deified among the North Korean populace.
The missile launch is believed to have been a legacy of Kim Jong Il, who fervently believed that the survival of North Korea required it to develop nuclear and biochemical weapons.
Kim Jong Il, who led North Korea's 24 million people with absolute rule for 17 years, died of a heart attack on December 17 aged 69, according to state media.
North Korea bade farewell to its late leader Kim Jong Il on Wednesday and began two days of funeral services with a huge funeral procession by means of a carcade around the country's capital Pyongyang in the presence of tens of thousands of North Korean soldiers with their heads bowed, and people who lined the procession route.
Summary: Pictures have been released of Kim Jong Il lying in state in North Korea.
Kim Jong Il reportedly died Saturday of a heart attack at age 69.
For state-run newspapers claim his dictator dad Kim Jong Il routinely hits three or four holes-in-one during every round of golf he plays - when the odds are 5,000-1 to sink just one.
But when Kim Jong Il refused to allow inspectors access to his facilities, President Bush simply ignored even these minimal demands of the law and sent the $95 million anyway.