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LinkAsia | Apr 12
North Korea appears to be preparing to launch at least one medium-range rocket to celebrate the anniversary of founding father Kim Il-sung's birth....
Albert Einstein. Leonardo da Vinci. Kim Jong-un? Well, according to North Korean TV, which was quoting the late Kim Jong-il, the 20-something Jong-un is "a genius among geniuses." And state media has been busy pumping up the image of Kim Jong-un as a worthy successor to his father and grandfather. Taiwan’s Next Media Animation has the story.
North Korea boasts of Kim Jong-un’s amazing feats.
According to North Korean propaganda, newly crowned supreme leader Kim Jong-un learned to shoot at the age of three. He was also supposedly an equally precocious driver, as well as a poet, a military strategy wiz kid, and a speaker of four foreign languages. He even plays basketball better than the pros.
Rumours have found that Kim underwent plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather Kim Il-sung, who is still revered in North Korea. Kim Jong-un is promising his people rice and meat soup, just like his granddad. But what will he learn from his dad?