In North Korea, there can no more be another Kim Jong-un -- literally.
The dictator of the hermit kingdom has issued a decree that no one in the whole country is allowed to have his name, 'Kim Jong-un', reports said on Wednesday.
In country where a highly vindictive regime executes those who violate the law, or even the perceived interpretations of it, the new diktat means wrong nomenclature will be a deadly mistake.
The order was issued in a bid to protect the supreme authority of the leader, a Pyongyang's official mouthpiece confirmed on Wednesday, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
In January 2011, then leader Kim Jong-il had issued an order for people with his name to change it "voluntarily". But in a nation like this one – known for its totalitarian regime – the meaning of the work 'voluntary' can change dramatically.
According to the document which is said to be appropriately named 'a task to achieve,' North Korea has also prohibited parents from registering their newborn babies with the current leader's name.
The measure seems to be another desperate move by the regime to bolster the personality cult surrounding Kim, who took over as the leader of the country after his father's death in 2011. Pyongyang is known to do anything it can in its realm of possibility to maintain the power and authority of the leader.
Coming only weeks after the United Nations Security Council agreed to refer the leader to the International Criminal Court for his human rights violations, North Korea seems to be doing everything to consolidate and maintain the dignity of the leader – lest there be a start of a disobedience movement in the country that could see the walls of the infamous regime tumbling down to its doom.