Dozy Kim Jong Un was filmed falling asleep at a party rally – despite having executed a top general for doing the same thing.
The ruthless leader was at an event commemorating his grandfather, Kim Il-sung, on the 25th anniversary of his death, when he was seen struggling to stay awake.
The dictator’s eyes slowly shut as he sat in the centre of stage in front of a large crowd.
At one point, he takes a few deep breathes and his head appears to slump to his shoulder while listening to a speech.
He then raises his eyebrows and jumps back to life again as he turns to face the audience.
Kim also defied North Korean norms by being the last to start clapping and the first to stop.
Falling asleep at the wrong time or failing to give sufficient applause at high profile events is punishable by death, according to North Korean defectors.
One defector, who does not wish to be named, said: “If you don’t clap, if you nod off, you’re marked as not following Kim Jong-un’s doctrine.
“You have to do it because you don’t want to die. You chant ‘long live’ and clap because you don’t want to die.”
Kim’s former defence minister Hyon Yong-chol was rumoured to have been executed for snoozing through military rallies.
South Korea intelligence services reported that he was executed with a four-barrelled light anti-aircraft gun in May 2015.
North Korea’s vice premier Kim Yong-jin was also executed by firing squad for allegedly falling asleep during a speech.
Kim allegedly had him arrested and charged with trumped up allegations of corruption before swiftly offing his former friend.
Other reports claim he was killed after policy changes he suggested were perceived to undermine the regime.