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Korea Utara dan Kim Jong Un: Dari Wisata Seks sampai Politik Istana

Hotel terbesar di Korea Utara akhirnya bisa dihuni mulai tahun depan. Bangunan berbentuk piramida dengan nama Hotel Ryugyong itu berlokasi di Pyongyang, Ibu Kota Korea Utara. Pembukaan Hotel Ryugyong merupakan akhir dari status hotel "hantu". Sebab, hotel itu tak dihuni sejak rampung dibangun pada 1992. Hingga akhirnya, pada Kamis, 1 November 2012, bos perusahaan perhotelan asal Munich, Jerman, Reto Wittwer, mengumumkan akan membuka layanan penginapan mulai Juli atau Agustus 2013.

Kim Jong Un Disebut Diktator Hanya Propaganda Barat

KONFRONTASI - Pemimpin Korea Utara, Kim Jong Un dipastikan akan menerima penghargaan Soekarno Award. Menurut Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, Kim Jong Un bukanlah seorang diktator.

Rachmawati menganggap, Kim Jong Un selama ini banyak diberitakan sebagai diktator karena ulah negara-negara Barat.

"Itu kan cuma propaganda Barat saja," kata Rachmawati Jumat (31/7/2015).

Terkuak, Kim Jong Un Racuni Bibinya Sendiri

KONFRONTASI-Setelah melayani rezim Korea Utara selama beberapa dekade, Park, bukan nama sebenarnya, yang merupakan pejabat paling senior Korea Utara, sempat membelot ke Korea Selatan.

Ia mengaku tahu banyak tentang kebobrokan dan kebrutalan rezim negaranya. CNN, Selasa (12/5/2015), melaporkan, Park ingin agar identitasnya disembunyikan karena takut akan pembalasan yang dilakukan rezim Korea Utara terhadap teman-teman dan keluarganya yang masih berada di Pyongyang.

Membunuh Kim Jong Un di Film "The Interview" Bukan Masalah Bagi James Franco

Konfrontasi - Membunuh versi berlebihan pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong Un dalam film komedi kontroversial "The Interview" bukan masalah bagi aktor James Franco, tapi dia menemukan tantangan saat berperan sebagai pembunuh Christian Longo dalam film "True Story."

"Dia mungkin orang terburuk yang pernah saya perankan, hanya karena saya punya keluarga besar dan adalah sesuatu yang sangat mengerikan membunuh anak-anak sendiri. Jadi saya punya sangat sedikit hubungan dengan dia," kata Franco kepada kantor berita Reuters.

Sony Pictures Beberkan Alasan Pembatalan Film "The Interview"

Konfrontasi - Perusahaan film Sony Pictures Entertainment mengaku tidak memiliki pilihan lain selain membatalkan penayangan "The Interview." dan Obama menganggap ini merupakan langkah yang salah. Menurut Sony, hanya ini pilihan yang bisa mereka lakukan untuk meredam aksi peretasan.

"Ini merupakan pilihan kami satu-satunya. Jaringan bioskop yang bekerja sama dengan kami memutuskan untuk mundur dan tidak mau meluncurkan atau menayangkang film tersbeut. Kami tidak punya pilihan lain," ujar juru bicara Sony, seperti dikutip News Sky, Sabtu 20 Desember 2014.

North Korea to send special envoy to Russia

KONFRONTASI-North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un will send a special envoy to Russia soon for a trip excepted to focus on how to strengthen their ties.

Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency made the announcement about Choe Ryong Hae's planned trip but it did not give the timing or include the exact purpose of the trip.

Russia and North Korea maintain cordial ties, though they are not as close as they were in Soviet times, when Moscow provided significant aid and support to Pyongyang.

Misteri Keberadaan Kim Jong-un Dikupastuntas Intelijen Korsel

KONFRONTASI-Badan intelijen Korea Selatan meyakini telah menguak penyebab ketidakmunculan Pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong-un di depan publik selama enam pekan.

Dalam rapat dengan sejumlah anggota parlemen di Seoul, intelijen Korsel mengaku mendapat informasi bahwa seorang dokter asing telah mengoperasi kaki Kim pada September atau Oktober.

Operasi itu dilakukan demi membuang benjolan yang bersarang di pergelangan kaki kiri Kim.

Meski demikian, benjolan tersebut dapat kembali muncul lantaran faktor kegemukan, kebiasaan merokok, dan kepadatan jadwal acara Kim.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Makes First Appearance Since September 3

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks, state media reported Tuesday, ending an absence that drove a frenzy of global speculation that something was amiss with the country's most powerful person.

The resumption of the "field guidance" tours that had been a regular part of Kim's public persona before he stopped showing up in media reports for 40 days allowed the country's massive propaganda apparatus to resume doing what it does best — glorify the third generation of the Kim family to rule — and will tamp down, at least for the moment, rumors of coups and serious health problems.

Kim, shown in the North's leading newspaper smiling and walking with a cane, toured the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District. He vowed to take the "necessary steps with loving care" to turn the area into a "world class science city," a dispatch early Tuesday from the official Korean Central News Agency said in its typical fawning style. The North didn't say when the visit happened, nor did it address the leader's health.

Before Tuesday's dispatch, Kim had last been seen in the media at a Sept. 3 concert. Then, nothing.

Still, from "Saturday Night Live" spoofs to the wild theories of journalists across the globe trying to parse his growing absence from the public eye, Kim captured nearly as many headlines as he did when he threatened to nuke his enemies last year.

This bewildering ability to command attention by doing nothing said a lot about the North's propaganda focus on Kim as the center of everything. Remove for 40 days the sun around which that propaganda spins and the international media, both traditional and social, exploded with curiosity.

And while there was plenty of informed analysis from experts and frequent visitors to Pyongyang that said it probably wasn't anything that serious, there seemed to be even more thinly sourced speculation.

Kim was, by turns, reported to be suffering from gout, from diabetes, from a brain hemorrhage, from a heart ailment, from a leg injury that required surgery from a French doctor, from mental illness or, according to a head-turning British report, from a cheese addiction. There were rumors of coups.

The speculation during his absence was fed by Kim missing several high-profile events that he normally attends and his description in an official documentary last month as experiencing "discomfort." Archive footage from August showed him overweight and limping.

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