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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.