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​North Korea Admits Kim Jong-Un Can’t Bend Space And Time

​North Korea Admits Kim Jong-Un Can’t Bend Space And Time

North Korea has admitted that its leader Kim Jong-un cannot bend space and time after all, breaking the news through its state newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun.

This week, the newspaper denied that the Kim family are masters of 'chukjibeop', which is a hypothetical method of 'folding space' to cover great distances in a short period of time. The country has long credited its leaders as possessing this ability, as one of many myths that have been used by North Korea to deify its leaders.

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"In realistic terms, a person cannot suddenly disappear and reappear by folding space," the news outlet said.

According to The Telegraph, an official at South Korea's unification ministry said the current regime's trend of demystification is 'noteworthy'.

Kim Jong-un in 2019. Credit: PA
Kim Jong-un in 2019. Credit: PA

The official told the Yonhap news agency: "It appears to stress patriotism and love for the people rather than mystification of the leaders."

Kim Jong-un has reportedly been focusing on showing his more human side, following the failure to reach an agreement in a second summit with US President Donald Trump last year.

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Urging the people of North Korea to avoid the mystification of their leader, after negotiations with the US broke down Kim was quoted as saying in state media: "Mystifying a leader's revolutionary activity and appearance would result in covering the truth."

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He added: "Absolute loyalty would spring up when (they) are mesmerised by the leader humanly and comradely."

US President Donald Trump. Credit: PA
US President Donald Trump. Credit: PA

Earlier this month, Kim made his first public appearance since rumours began circulating of his death.

According to state news agency KCNA, the North Korean dictator attended the unveiling of a new fertiliser plant in the country's capital, Pyongyang - the first report of the leader's movements since 11 April.

The news report claimed that the 36-year-old cut the ribbon at the ceremony on Friday 30 April, and that those who attended the event burst out into 'thunderous' cheers of 'hurrah!' for the country's Supreme Leader.

According to reports, Kim - who was there with several of his government officials - stated that he was happy with the new factory and that it represented the progress being made by the country.

Speaking about the new report, Trump said: "I'd rather not comment on it yet.

"We'll have something to say about it at the appropriate time."

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Topics: World News, kim jong-un, News, North Korea

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]