The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has executed a senior North Korean official by firing squad just because he did not sit properly during a meeting.
Education minister, 63yrs old Kim Yong-Jin was shot dead after his bad sitting posture in parliament incurred the wrath of the North Korean dictator.
The slouching vice premier was interrogated and found to be an â€˜anti-revolutionary agitatorâ€™ before his execution in July, a South Korean official said.
â€˜Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executedâ€™, South Koreaâ€™s unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said.
â€˜Kim Yong-Jin was denounced for his bad sitting posture when he was sitting below the rostrum,â€™ he added, referring to North Koreaâ€™s parliament.
Kim Jong-un was in the government meeting and was infuriated after Kim Yong-Jin sat in his chair â€˜with a bad attitudeâ€™.
Another South Korean official said the education officialâ€™s poor posture was spotted at a meeting on June 29, when Kim Jong-un was named chairman of a new national defence department.
â€˜The trouble for the minister began after he was seen sitting with bad attitude during a meeting of the Peopleâ€™s Supreme Assembly,â€™ the official told South Korean newspaper JoongAng Daily.
â€˜He was later accused of being anti-revolutionary following a probe and a firing squad execution was carried out in July,â€™ he added.