By Savannah Smith  |  07-17-2018   News
Photo credit: Korean Central News Agency

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un blew his top against his local officials over delays in completing his promised economic projects.

Traditionally, the nation’s leaders take the opportunity of factory visits to praise officials but Kim did not hide his displeasure and launched instead a barrage of criticisms against officials over the fact that a power plant was only 70% complete. He was also said to be visibly “appalled” by hot-spring bathtubs “dirtier than fish tanks.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kim Jong Un is &quot;enraged&quot; by a construction project delay, state media reports – his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks: <a href="https://t.co/er9NzN5JFj">https://t.co/er9NzN5JFj</a> <a href="https://t.co/i6OLQ6CkMv">pic.twitter.com/i6OLQ6CkMv</a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1019165279392235521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Other than developing nuclear arms, it has been Kim’s firm policy to push for economic progress for his country.

The Korean Central News Agency reported that the plan for the plant was originally ordered in the early 1980s by Kim's late grandfather, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.

The report also added the leader’s further reaction to the project delays that greeted him: "Kim pointed out that the cabinet has specified the project as a target project that should be accelerated. He criticized the officials of the province and county for having not sent a letter to him about the situation.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kim Jong Un lambasts officials during &#39;field guidance&#39; visits <a href="https://t.co/vygFFCtI2m">https://t.co/vygFFCtI2m</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorthKorea?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NorthKorea</a> <a href="https://t.co/flETCIUwID">pic.twitter.com/flETCIUwID</a></p>&mdash; ST Foreign Desk (@STForeignDesk) <a href="https://twitter.com/STForeignDesk/status/1019091072310317057?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Kim’s response to the said plant visit was not the first time he lost his cool over his local officials and the progress of their projects in recent memory. During visits to two textile companies earlier this month, Kim also lashed out at officials for poor building maintenance, failing to modernize production lines, a lack of expertise and other problems.

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Kim’s latest show of domestic fury on economic matters, as he negotiates with the United States over abandoning his nuclear weapons programs, is being looked at by experts as a desire on the part of the once isolated leader to project himself as an economic reformer both at home and abroad.

The North Korean leader promised his people when he took power in 2011 that he would build the country’s economy and improve the people’s living standards, alongside making his nation a nuclear power.

Kim also appears eager for the international press to pick up his economic reform agenda or economic focus or mindset, as if to create a stronger impression that he’s no longer keen in pursuing greater nuclear power.

Indeed, under his rule, the country’s economy has gradually improved with the expansion of some capitalist elements such as outdoor markets. But North Korea remains one of the poorest countries in the world and foreign experts say the tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its nuclear and missile tests last year could take a huge economic toll if they continue.

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After his historic meeting with President Donald Trump in Singapore in June, Kim has agreed to commit to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The U.S. and its allies are still waiting for major progress in the North’s disarmament.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kim Jong Un sends Trump a &#39;very nice&#39; letter, teases possible 2nd meeting <a href="https://t.co/oqhbvScurb">https://t.co/oqhbvScurb</a></p>&mdash; Fox News (@FoxNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1017464884878106624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Both the U.S. and South Korea also vowed to help the North revive its economy if it gives up its nuclear program.

Source:

http://www.atlanticbb.net/news/read/category/Asia%20News/article/the_associated_press-kim_rebukes_local_n_koreans_for_unfinished_power_p-ap

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44855699

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Rockie No. 31538 1531852799

How about more food for his people? How about more respect for his people so they are not continually escaping to the south? Stop brutalizing them, they are not your f- slaves to use or to amuse yourself with. A leader who brutalizes, who enjoys watching them die in the most disgusting way isn't even human. A Reptile?

Anonymous No. 31539 1531853724

Trump introduced him to a new world on Sentosa Island. And the world will be a better place because of it.

Anonymous No. 31593 1531904169

He wants to transition into becoming a statesman.

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