Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Park Geun Hye of south Korea at a meeting of chief secretaries of Chongwadae on August 10 pulled up the DPRK over its decision to fix new standard time, letting loose a litany of invectives that "the north's bid to split even the use of time is contrary to the efforts of the south and the north for cooperation and peaceful unification" and "this is the way of freezing the division and inviting isolation."
A spokesman for the puppet ministry of Unification, too, made such
impudent remarks that the north should discuss the issue of exchange and
cooperation and standard time with the south in response to the
latter's proposal for dialogue, while talking about the north's
"unilateral change of standard time" and "international practice."
A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released a statement Tuesday in this regard:
What Park Geun Hye uttered is an unpardonable politically-motivated
provocation against the DPRK and this indicates that hysteria of those
steeped in the confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and
sycophancy towards Japan has gone beyond the tolerance limit.
The measure taken by the DPRK to fix the new standard time reflects
the firm faith and will of the DPRK's service personnel and people and
all other Koreans to force the Japanese imperialists to pay for their
hideous crimes, firmly defend the national sovereignty and demonstrate
for eternity the dignity and might of the DPRK shining with the immortal
august names of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu.
All countries have their own standard time. It is the universally
accepted practice in the world for each country to fix its own standard
time as it is a matter pertaining to the sovereignty of an independent
Park Geun Hye's malignant mud-slinging at the DPRK's measure is a
treason in addition to her unpardonable confrontation with the fellow
She had better clearly understand that her imprudent vituperation would only bring her disgrace. -0-