North Korean Vice Premier Choe Yong-Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, citing an anonymous source.

Choe, who took the job in June 2014, was executed by firing squad in May after voicing opposition to forestry policies promoted by Kim, Yonhap said, citing the source “with knowledge of the North.

Choe was last seen in the North’s state media last December at the death anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il, South Korea’s unification ministry said Wednesday.

Seoul was “closely monitoring the possibility of any changes in Choe’s circumstances”, said the ministry, which is in charge of cross-border affairs.

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