Kim Jong Un must be a cat person

Kim Jong Un offed his dad’s brother uncle.

North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un’s uncle has been executed, calling the leader’s former mentor “worse than a dog”.

That doesn’t sound to bad to me.  Dogs are cool.

The stunning announcement came only days after Jang Song Thaek – long considered the country’s No. 2 power – was removed from all his posts because of a long list of allegations, including corruption, drug use, gambling and womanising.

In an unusually detailed announcement, the official news agency KCNA said Jang had been tried for “such hideous crime as attempting to overthrow the state by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods with a wild ambition to grab the supreme power of our party and state”.

It called him a “traitor to the nation for all ages” and “worse than a dog”.

Yep.  Kim is a cat person for sure.  

Still, he doesn’t seem to have the same problem removing people from power for corruption and womanising as some of us do…

The KCNA report called Jang a “despicable political careerist and trickster” and “despicable human scum”.

It was also unusually specific and chilling in its allegations. For instance, the report said that at one point, Jang didn’t rise and applaud his nephew’s appointment to a senior position because he “thought that if Kim Jong Un’s base and system for leading the army were consolidated, this would lay a stumbling block in the way of grabbing the power”.

Jang was described earlier this week by state media as “abusing his power”, being “engrossed in irregularities and corruption”, and taking drugs and squandering money at casinos while undergoing medical treatment in a foreign country.

Casinos you say?

Corruption, casinos, womanising, abusing his power and engrossed in irregularities.

Perhaps we should invite Kim Jong Un over for a ‘working holiday’ around Auckland?


Source: AP

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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