February 25, 2024

Kim Jong Un opens ‘luxury’ homes for his elite supporters in Pyongyang

North Korean media touts project as loyalty reward, doesn’t mention ‘hardships’ like at earlier ceremony for new homes

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new “luxurious residential district” for his top elite supporters in downtown Pyongyang on Wednesday, according to state media, touring new multi-story homes reserved for “true patriots” such as the country’s top state TV news anchor. 

The ceremony came two days after Kim opened a new street of apartment buildings on the outskirts of the city intended for 10,000 ordinary residents.