From The Guardian:
A Malaysian university is facing public criticism after it awarded an honorary doctorate in economics to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
The private HELP University said a simple ceremony to mark the award was held in early October at North Korea’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
The event initially went unnoticed, but it was reported briefly by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency. The decision attracted widespread criticism on social networks in Malaysia this week after the US-based Foreign Policy magazine posted a blog article expressing surprise about the decision.
Even with the Ph.D., I don’t think he’s much of an economist.