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North Korea switches back to +09 on 2018-05-05

* NEWS: Mention this.
* asia (Asia/Pyongyang): Switch to +09 on 2018-05-05.
(Thanks to Kang Seonghoon, Arthur David Olson, Seo Sanghyeon and
Tim Parenti.)  For now, assume the switch is from 00:00 to 00:30.
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@@ -4,12 +4,17 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes

Briefly:

North Korea switches back to +09 on 2018-05-05.
The main format uses negative DST again, for Ireland etc.
'make tarballs' now also builds a rearguard tarball.
New 's' and 'd' suffixes in SAVE columns of Rule and Zone lines.

Changes to past and future time stamps

North Korea switches back from +0830 to +09 on 2018-05-05.
(Thanks to Kang Seonghoon, Arthur David Olson, Seo Sanghyeon,
and Tim Parenti.)

Bring back the negative-DST changes of 2018a, except be more
compatible with data parsers that do not support negative DST.
Also, this now affects historical time stamps in Namibia and the
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@@ -1983,6 +1983,19 @@ Rule ROK 1987 1988 - Oct Sun>=8 3:00 0 S
# There is no common English-language abbreviation for this time zone.
# Use KST, as that's what we already use for 1954-1961 in ROK.

# From Kang Seonghoon (2018-04-29):
# North Korea will revert its time zone from UTC+8:30 (PYT; Pyongyang
# Time) back to UTC+9 (KST; Korea Standard Time).
#
# From Seo Sanghyeon (2018-04-30):
# Rodong Sinmun 2018-04-30 announced Pyongyang Time transition plan.
# https://www.nknews.org/kcna/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/04/rodong-2018-04-30.pdf
# ... the transition date is 2018-05-05 ... Citation should be Decree
# No. 2232 of April 30, 2018, of the Presidum of the Supreme People's
# Assembly, as published in Rodong Sinmun.
# From Tim Parenti (2018-04-29):
# It appears to be the front page story at the top in the right-most column.

# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Seoul 8:27:52 - LMT 1908 Apr 1
8:30 - KST 1912 Jan 1
@@ -1994,7 +2007,8 @@ Zone Asia/Pyongyang 8:23:00 - LMT 1908 Apr 1
8:30 - KST 1912 Jan 1
9:00 - JST 1945 Aug 24
9:00 - KST 2015 Aug 15 00:00
8:30 - KST
8:30 - KST 2018 May 5
9:00 - KST

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