Leadership examples Kim Jong Un executes new airport architect - because he didn't like the design

North Korean, leader Kim Jong-un has taken disciplinary action on an official who failed to meet the standards of a project

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North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un has reportedly executed the chief architect of the country’s new Pyongyang Airport, Ma Won-chun, because he disliked the design of the facility.

Won-chun, North Korea’s director of the Designing Department of the National Defence Commission, mysteriously vanished last year and was noticeably absent from the press photos.

Chun was the chief architect behind North Korea’s biggest government projects, along with five other high-level officials were reportedly killed during one of Kim’s purges.

Reports state that his disappearance coincided with a report released that same month, that revealed that Jong-Un was unhappy with the designs.

According to NK News’ transcript of a state media report, Kim said,"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”.

"It is necessary to finish the construction of the terminal to be an icon of [North] Korea, the face of the country and the gateway to Pyongyang", he added.

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