Friday, 2 September 2016

Kim Jong-un executes education minister for not sitting properly

Kim Jong-un, 32, has executed a senior North Korean official by firing squad because he did not sit properly during a meeting. Education minister Kim Yong-Jin, 63, was shot dead after his 'bad sitting posture' in parliament incurred the wrath of the North Korean dictator.
The slouching vice premier was interrogated and found to be an 'anti-revolutionary agitator' before his execution in July, a South Korean official said.

Kim Jong-un has executed education vice premier Kim Yong Jin (circled) by firing squad because he did not sit properly during a meeting

'Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed,' South Korea's unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said.

'Kim Yong-Jin was denounced for his bad sitting posture when he was sitting below the rostrum,' he added, referring to North Korea's parliament.

Kim Jong-un was in the government meeting and was infuriated after Kim Yong-Jin sat in his chair 'with a bad attitude'.

Another South Korean official said the education official's poor posture was spotted at a meeting on June 29, when Kim Jong-un was named chairman of a new national defence department.

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'The trouble for Kim began after he was seen sitting with bad attitude during a meeting of the People's Supreme Assembly,' the official told South Korean newspaper JoongAng Daily.

'He was later accused of being anti-revolutionary following a probe and a firing squad execution was carried out in July,' he added.

Kim Yong-chol, another North Korean official, was sent an 'ideological re-education' farm for a month in June and July because of his 'overbearing attitude'.

Meanwhile Choe Hwi, vice director of North Korea's propaganda and agitation department, has been sent to a similar camp.

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