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Internal Security Service Receives Titles

Ri Pyong Sam (R) attends Kim Jong Il's on-the-spot-guidance at the Taedonggang Fruit Processing Factory in July 2011 (Photo: KCNA)

A Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF] unit whose key mission are construction projects was given the Order of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng).  KCNA reported that a 19 October (Wednesday) decree from the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) Presidium [Standing Committee] awarded the title because  KPISF Unit #3154, “carried out its honorable duty as the genuine defender and creator of people’s happiness by perfecting important projects to be monumental edifices as required by the military-first era.”

This was not the only title bestowed on the KPISF on 19 October.  The SPA Presidium also awarded the title of Labor Hero to the KPISF’s political director, Col. Gen. Ri Pyong Sam (Ri P’yo’ng-sam).  Col. Gen. Ri regularly appears at public events in Pyongyang (i.e. central report meetings) and has attended several guidance tours with Kim Jong Il during 2010 and 2011, most recently at the Taedonggang Net-weaving Factory which was reported by DPRK media on 14 October.

Col. Gen. Ri attends KJI's visit to the Taedonggang Net-weaving Factory which was reported by DPRK media on 14 October 2011 (Photo: KCNA-Yonhap)

One comment on “Internal Security Service Receives Titles

  1. Pingback: Oh, Young-Jae, Winner of the Kim, Il-So’ng Top Award Among Poets Dies | 龔家令道製作

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