North Korea to create own time zone next week
North Korea will on August the 15th turn all the clocks back by 30 minutes to create a new time zone – Pyongyang Time – across the country.
According to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang time is meant to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule at the end of World War II directly rooting out Japanese legacy of the colonial period.
In a statement KCNA said that North Korea will be out of sync with the local time that has been the same with its neighbors South Korea and Japan since Japan’s rule of the then single Korea between 1910 and 1945.
KCNA accused Japanese imperialists of committing unpardonable crimes to the extent of depriving the isolated country its standard time while mercilessly trampling down its land with 5,000 year long history and culture.
North Korea is one of the most isolated countries in the world led by Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, 32, who succeeded his father after he died from an heart attack in December 2011.
Kim Jong Un is hailed as god by an estimated 24 million Koreans who dare not speak against him considering that on April 30th General Hyon Yong Cholis was alleged to have been executed with an anti-aircraft gun in Pyongyang, North Korean capital, for disrespecting the leader after he slept in a meeting.
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