Seoul clampdown on Kim intelligence

South Korean PM tells officials not to speculate on health of North Korean leader.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has not been seen in public for several weeks [AFP]

    "We shouldn't carelessly predict anything. It's a very important issue that requires thorough preparation for every scenario."

    Kim's failure to appear at last week's national celebrations has fuelled speculation that he is ill.

    South Korean officials had said the 66-year-old leader suffered a stroke and underwent brain surgery, but North Korea has repeatedly denied Kim is unwell.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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