The news in South Korea is all about the death of Kim Jong Il. The Korean twittersphere is as well. He reportedly died on Saturday, December 17th from fatigue during a train ride. South Korean forces have been put on high alert, and the KOSPI is taking a bit of a dive.
As for what people in Korea think, here are a few Twitter highlights:
@cynthyoo: #kimjongil dies on 17th SK Pres Lee visits Japan 17-18 did both countries have no clue about Kim’s death? K-tweeps are critical of BlueHouse
@WhoAteTheSquid: I suppose if Kim Jong-il died 2+ days ago, and North Korean state TV are still staying Jong-eun is taking over, chance of coup is remote.
@cj_koall: Quoted from a Facebook status: “First he sinks the cheonan, now the cheon won.”
@cj_koall: Really surprised that there isn’t more of an elated reaction coming from South Korean people at the moment. No one really seems to care!
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