Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Daily Kor for March 16, 2010

To me, story #2 is positioning itself to be a big issue in the coming days and weeks. Indeed, thanks to the Great Currency Obliteration of 2009, there's been a growing awareness of the fragility of the regime up in Pyongyang. 
  1. US says North Korea has allowed visits to detained American (links here)
  2. UN envoy on North Korea says human rights situation there has worsened amid currency reform-exacerbated food crisis (links here)
  3. Confessed killer Kim Kiltae says he murdered his thirteen-year-old victim on the night he abducted her (Joongang Daily)
  4. Hynix creditors sell $813 million stake (AFP, WSJ, Bloomberg, Reuters via CNBC)
  5. ROK cabinet approves regulations that would cancel relocation of government offices to Sejong City (Yonhap)
  6. South African officials deny reports that North Korean workers are performing renovations on stadiums to be used in World Cup (AP via CNBC)
    • South Korea investigating reports (Yonhap)
  7. Heroic Dear Leader stops runaway Toyota Tundra with index finger in the middle of on-the-spot guidance at government automobile fleet, offers to sell anti-acceleration "digital technology" to beleaguered Japanese automaker for $10 billion and three racing girls (KCNA
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