According to the BBC, North Korea’s Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un. It’s reported that Mr. Hyon’s specific acts of disloyalty were:
- Falling asleep during an event attended by Kim Jong-un
- Not carrying out instructions.
Let that be a lesson to you millennials out there slacking off!
However, the most “North Korea” thing about the whole incident is the report that the execution was carried out by anti-aircraft fire.
Seriously, Kim, you’re already short resources as it is — a traditional firing squad would’ve saved time and money, and you could’ve billed Hyon’s family for the bullet after, Mao-style.