North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon ‘executed’
Mr Choe was executed after he “expressed discomfort against the young leader’s forestation policy”, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports.
Close to 70 officials have been killed under Kim Jong-un’s rule, Yonhap says.
The BBC has not been able to verify the claims. North Korea rarely confirms the South’s reports of executions.
Mr Choe was last seen publicly in December, South Korea’s unification ministry said.
The ministry said it was “closely monitoring the possibility of any changes in Choe’s circumstances”.
The BBC has the story, via Yonhap. Apparently, Lil’ Kim didn’t get the memo about inclusiveness and validating your people “taking ownership”. But, I spose such is the way of a brutal Communist dictatorship. I bet they never even have seminars on TQM. And it is easy to have a really lean six-sigma because people are starving to death.
On a possibly related note, who do you think Hillary will pick for Veep?