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PostPosted: 19-12-2008 10:43    Post subject: Krazy South Korea Reply with quote

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South Korea 'plotted to kill Kim'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/7790671.stm

North Korea has accused the South of sending an agent to try to assassinate its reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il.

It said the man crossed the border earlier this year and had been planning to use poison to kill Mr Kim.

The man, who is now under arrest, was described by Pyongyang as a North Korean citizen who had received training in the South.

South Korea's main intelligence agency has denied any involvement in the alleged plot.

The North's claim comes at a time of worsening relations between the two Koreas, as well as continued speculation about the health of Mr Kim.

'Terrorist mission'

North Korea made the statement via its official news agency, KNCA, late on Thursday.

It said that a man had recently been arrested for trying to conduct a "terrorist mission" that would "do harm to the top leadership".

The man, named as Ri, was under orders from South Korea's intelligence agency, the statement claimed.

"The organisation sent him speech and acoustic sensing and pursuit devices for tracking the movement of the top leader and even violent poison," the statement said.

Although it did not mention Mr Kim as the specific target, the word "leadership" generally refers to him and his top aides.

The North's statement also said unspecified foreign agents had been arrested for trying to gather soil, water and leaves to gain information on Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

South Korea's main spy agency has denied any involvement in any of the allegations.

"This has nothing to do with us," an agency official told reporters.

'Dangerous phase'

Mr Kim, who is 66 and reportedly suffering from heart disease and diabetes, has not been seen at key events in recent months.


However, KCNA has been publishing undated photos of him in the past few weeks.
Mr Kim's reported illness comes as international negotiations continue over North Korea's nuclear programme.

North Korea said last year it would give up its nuclear programme in return for aid and diplomatic concessions, but progress towards dismantling its Yongbyon nuclear reactor has been patchy.

Since the election in South Korea of President Lee Myung-bak nearly a year ago, relations between the two neighbours have nosedived.

The North cited the Mr Lee's government's "anti-North Korean moves" as its reason for speaking out in its Thursday statement, saying relations have reached "an extremely reckless and dangerous phase".

Mr Lee says he is reviewing a raft of cross-border projects agreed in historic summits in 2000 and 2007, and has linked aid to progress on the issue of North Korea's nuclear disarmament.

On 1 December, North Korea began enforcing stricter border controls with the South, because of what it called "relentless confrontation" from Seoul.

It is impossible to verify the North's claims, but the two nations are known to actively spy on each other, and there have been assassination attempts by both sides in the past.


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PostPosted: 27-12-2008 04:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon all this talking up of asassination attempts is a bluff. You know, to provide an excuse, or cover, for the fact that Kim Jong-Il has already shuffled off, what with the stroke that he's rumoured to have had?
We might see some sort of staged car-bombing or hear of a 'successful poisoning' in the coming months, leading to one of Kim's heirs getting his old job (I believe he has at least one odious son who'd be perfect) and what better way to cement his reputation as an awesome new supreme leader than by blaming Dear Leader's untimely demise on the south koreans and getting involved in an entirely unecessary war with them? Job done.
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PostPosted: 05-09-2012 21:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

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South Korea ordered to pay $2m over false spy claim
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19475203

Secretive, militaristic North Korea is viewed with fear by the South

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A South Korean fisherman who was falsely imprisoned as a spy for 15 years and tortured has been awarded more than 2.45bn won ($2m: £1.25m) in compensation by a court in Seoul.

The man, identified only by his surname, Cheong, is now in his 70s.

He and six members of his family, who were also targeted by South Korea's security services, sued the government after being cleared of all charges.

Mr Cheong was accused in the early 1980s of spying for North Korea.

He was detained by the authoritarian, military-backed government then in power in South Korea and interrogated by anti-espionage agents.

"After arresting him without a warrant, the authorities tortured him to obtain a false confession and coerced witnesses to make false testimonies," Judge Rhee Woo-jae said in his ruling.

"The court also handed down a guilty verdict without verifiable evidence."

He added: "Even after being released on parole, the victim was monitored by law enforcement agencies. This is illegal conduct in which the state infringed upon the victim's basic rights."

Mr Cheong was among a large group of fishermen seized by North Korea in 1965 while fishing close to the two countries' disputed sea border.

They were released shortly afterwards, but the stay in North Korean custody led to the accusations of spying nearly two decades later.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2012 02:09    Post subject: Re: Krazy South Korea Reply with quote

ramonmercado wrote:
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South Korea 'plotted to kill Kim'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/7790671.stm

North Korea has accused the South of sending an agent to try to assassinate its reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il.

It said the man crossed the border earlier this year and had been planning to use poison to kill Mr Kim.

The man, who is now under arrest, was described by Pyongyang as a North Korean citizen who had received training in the South.

South Korea's main intelligence agency has denied any involvement in the alleged plot.

The North's claim comes at a time of worsening relations between the two Koreas, as well as continued speculation about the health of Mr Kim.

'Terrorist mission'

North Korea made the statement via its official news agency, KNCA, late on Thursday.

It said that a man had recently been arrested for trying to conduct a "terrorist mission" that would "do harm to the top leadership".

The man, named as Ri, was under orders from South Korea's intelligence agency, the statement claimed.

"The organisation sent him speech and acoustic sensing and pursuit devices for tracking the movement of the top leader and even violent poison," the statement said.

Although it did not mention Mr Kim as the specific target, the word "leadership" generally refers to him and his top aides.

The North's statement also said unspecified foreign agents had been arrested for trying to gather soil, water and leaves to gain information on Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

South Korea's main spy agency has denied any involvement in any of the allegations.

"This has nothing to do with us," an agency official told reporters.

'Dangerous phase'

Mr Kim, who is 66 and reportedly suffering from heart disease and diabetes, has not been seen at key events in recent months.


However, KCNA has been publishing undated photos of him in the past few weeks.
Mr Kim's reported illness comes as international negotiations continue over North Korea's nuclear programme.

North Korea said last year it would give up its nuclear programme in return for aid and diplomatic concessions, but progress towards dismantling its Yongbyon nuclear reactor has been patchy.

Since the election in South Korea of President Lee Myung-bak nearly a year ago, relations between the two neighbours have nosedived.

The North cited the Mr Lee's government's "anti-North Korean moves" as its reason for speaking out in its Thursday statement, saying relations have reached "an extremely reckless and dangerous phase".

Mr Lee says he is reviewing a raft of cross-border projects agreed in historic summits in 2000 and 2007, and has linked aid to progress on the issue of North Korea's nuclear disarmament.

On 1 December, North Korea began enforcing stricter border controls with the South, because of what it called "relentless confrontation" from Seoul.

It is impossible to verify the North's claims, but the two nations are known to actively spy on each other, and there have been assassination attempts by both sides in the past.


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Isn't is ridiculous that people assume South Korea's government is more stable than ours?!
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PostPosted: 10-06-2014 13:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chinese passport doodle story 'is a fake'
Was reported that a man was stuck in South Korea after son drew on passport.

The photo used as evidence of the passport doodling story
THE viral story of a Chinese man who reportedly got stuck in South Korea after his son (4) doodled all over his passport picture has been confirmed as a fake.

It was widely reported that the child drew people, animals, and a beard - all in black pen - on the passport, and it resulted in his father being stuck after border officials were left unimpressed.

But the Wall Street Journal contacted the Chinese Embassy in Seoul which confirmed there were no cases of that happening in South Korea.

"An official at the Chinese Embassy in Seoul told Korea Real Time the photo was a hoax and the South Korean immigration service hadn’t prevented anyone traveling because of child’s play on official travel documents," the Journal reported.

Other agencies have pointed to a number of signs that the story was fake - including the suggestion that the picture posted as verification - of the doodled passport - highlighted that the drawings were probably too good for a four-year-old.
- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/chinese-passport-doodle-story-is-a-fake-30336466.html#sthash.MFP5Jn4L.dpuf
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South Korean soldier 'kills five comrades, wounds five'

A South Korean soldier has shot dead five comrades, injured five more and fled from an outpost near the border with North Korea, officials say.

The army private opened fire on fellow soldiers on Saturday evening at a post in the eastern Gangwon province.

It is not yet clear what motivated him to kill his colleagues. A man hunt is now under way.

Tensions between the North and South have been high, but there is no sign this was a cross-border incident.

"He shot dead five fellow soldiers, wounded five others and then fled the scene with his rifle and ammunition," an army spokesman was quoted by news agency AFP as saying. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27957588

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PostPosted: 23-06-2014 00:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vid at link.

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South Korea troops in stand-off with killer soldier

South Korean troops have cornered a soldier who shot dead five colleagues and fled his post near North Korea's border, sparking a massive manhunt.

One soldier was injured as the renegade conscript exchanged fire with troops hunting him in the border town of Goseong, Gangwon province, reports say.

It is not clear why the sergeant, identified only by his surname, Im, had opened fire on Saturday evening.

There have been similar shooting cases in the South Korean army in the past.

The stand-off, near a primary school, may be aimed at allowing the military to negotiate the renegade soldier's surrender, says the BBC's Kevin Kim in Seoul.

One media report said the conscript's parents had been taken to the site to help convince their son to turn himself in. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27961688
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Young South Korean soldier who killed 5 comrades has suffered self-inflicted gunshot wound

A South Korean conscript soldier who shot and killed five of his comrades in a grenade and gun attack near the armed border with North Korea has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is being transferred to a hospital, an official has said.

"At around 14:55 (5.55am GMT), Sergeant Lim harmed himself in his side with a K-2 rifle and was sent to the hospital," the military official said.

The weapon refers to the stand issue assault rifle used by the South Korean military.

South Korean troops had cornered the soldier to a densely wooded area on Monday, and were trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a manhunt that started two days earlier with the grenade attack. ...

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/young-south-korean-soldier-who-killed-5-comrades-has-suffered-selfinflicted-gunshot-wound-30375956.html#sthash.U7x78ECj.dpuf
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