May 20, 2024

Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project

Bombastic ceremony for 10K-home street in capital comes amid efforts to boost North Korean leader’s personality cult

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a bombastic ceremony to celebrate the ground opening of a new 10,000-home development in the capital on Tuesday, featuring a new song praising him as the nation’s “friendly father” working to ensure a “brighter future” for the country’s people.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) named the new development Rimhung Street in a report on the ceremony Wednesday, stating it was finished “at the highest level” within a 14-month period amid efforts to build up the leader’s cult of personality. 

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