Kim orders South Korea’s buildings at resort in North be destroyed

SEOUL (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul will not defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said yesterday that Kim had visited the resort and described its facilities as “shabby” and lacking national character. The report said Kim criticised North Korea’s policies pushed under his late father as too dependent on the South and vowed that the North would redevelop the site on its own. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin