N.Korean President EXECUTES airport architect

North Korea’s media spent the last few weeks promoting the new airport of Pyongyang, showcasing the building’s sleek glass walls along with the elegant design. The last Thursday, the Korean Central News Agency published a set of 30-photo showing Kim Jong Un and his wife touring Pyongyang’s international terminal, but it seems that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn’t like the airport design, so he executed the chief architect !

Kim Jong-un proudly tours North Korea's new airport Photo realsed by N.Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) June 25, 2015

Kim Jong-un proudly tours North Korea’s new airport
Photo realsed by N.Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) June 25, 2015

Ma Won Chun, the chief architect of the project, and the architect behind many of North Korea’s biggest government projects, along with five other high-level officials, were reportedly killed during one of Kim’s purges. Ma was executed in November 2014 “for corrupt practices and failure to follow orders,” according to the Diplomat, a news outlet that covers the Asia Pacific. His death coincided with a report explaining that airport renovations were being suspended because of Kim’s dissatisfaction.

Kim Jong-un proudly tours North Korea's new airport Photo realsed by N.Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) June 25, 2015

Kim Jong-un proudly tours North Korea’s new airport
Photo realsed by N.Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) June 25, 2015

According to NKNews’ 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.”

After this statement, Ma Won-chun was reportedly executed for ‘corrupt practices and a failure to follow orders’.

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7 Responses

  1. guymark

    “……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,” Kim said”

    Umm, architecturally speaking, the airport seems a fairly attractive modern design. Admittedly it does not really reflect the character and nation identity of North Korea though – a design based on a functional abattoir would have been far more appropriate.

    Nothing wrong with the airport, just with the squat fat blob of a toy-leader that somehow has still not been given a gift of high velocity lead.

  2. Trolltaxi

    It’s 11:00 o’clock on one photo at the shops, but the Glorious Leader’s watch shows 7:00 (on the photo in the corridor)… the swiss watchmakers will be executed too!

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