North Korean soldier in blue generates buzz on social media

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A North Korean soldier clad in a super-tight blue outfit in a state media photo has generated a buzz on social media, with some calling him “a superhero”, “a captain DPRK”, or “a rocket man”.

He was among nearly 30 soldiers who posed for a photo with leader Kim Jong-un during an exhibition of weapons systems on Monday. North Korea published photos of the event the following day.

They all mostly wore olive green uniforms, the most common color for North Korean military uniforms. Only two of them wore different colours – the one in the blue outfit and the other in a navy-blue uniform, which isn’t that unusual. Kim wore a dark suit.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin