Kim Jong Un Celebrates Grand Opening of New Pyongyang Airport – Then Quickly Executes Designer
The state-run media ran a three page spread on the grand opening.
But the new airport, which receives roughly 60 flights a week, did not quite please the young tyrant.
So he quickly executed the airport designer.
Yahoo News UK reported:
Kim smiled as he posed next to chocolate fountains and espresso bars – but in in private was so furious at ‘defects’ that he had the airport’s designer killed.
Executions are common in North Korea, with senior officials being killed for offences as minor as watching South Korean soap operas.
Airport design chief Ma Won Chun disappeared late last year, and is thought to have been executed after Kim voiced his dissatisfaction with the airport, according to The Diplomat.
Chun was executed for ‘for corrupt practices and failure to follow orders.’
Kim Jong Un issued a statement saying, ‘Defects were manifested in the last phase of the construction of the Terminal 2 because the designers failed to bear in mind the party’s idea of architectural beauty that is the life and soul and core in architecture to preserve the character and national identity.