Kim Jong-un pulling the reins of military control… About 20 executives of the General Political Bureau were dismissed

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ Party, reported on a photo related to the fact that the first expanded meeting of the 8th Central Military Commission of the Party was held the day before on February 25 at the headquarters of the Party Central Committee. The meeting was presided over by the party’s general secretary Kim Jong-un, and organizational issues regarding the dismissal and appointment of commanders in major positions of armed forces were also discussed, the newspaper explained. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

Recently, it is reported that about 20 executives from major departments of the General Political Bureau of the North Korean military have been dismissed from their jobs due to corruption.

While North Korea is conducting test-fires of new weapons (hypersonic weapons and mini-submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)) one after another, it appears that North Korea is concentrating on capturing discipline by throwing out executives involved in corruption.

According to Daily NK, a North Korean military source on the 21st, at 10 am on the 18th, at the Military Center of the General Political Bureau (Seokbong-dong, Seoseong District, Pyongyang), this measure was carried out with officers from all departments of the General Political Bureau participating.

It is said that the general meeting of the Political Bureau held this time was basically a place to generalize (evaluate) the overall work of the 10 years of Kim Jong-un’s era. It was said that it was a place to reveal the achievements and mistakes of the past, and it was said that the important point was to put the executives involved in the corruption on the critique.

The source said, “About 20 executives, including the cadres, the organization department, the notification department, the party member registration department, the Party Life Guidance Department, and the Party censorship department, who occupied the main position (yolk) of the General Political Bureau, stood on the podium for the meeting. In the end, he was dismissed from the job due to negligence) charges.”

In this regard, in early October, an order from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong-un) was issued to conduct a summary of the performance of the officers (workers) of the General Political Bureau of the military for the past 10 years and carry out the cadre (personnel) project accordingly. This means that the preliminary work on ‘executive japdori’, which has been emphasized recently, has been thoroughly completed.

The source said, “At the meeting, every single corruption was reported, and it was emphasized that this was a ‘act of dreaming of the party and frostbite’.” It was also pointed out that it has become a hotbed,” he said.

Another interesting point here is that the 20 or so people who were branded for corruption this time included a large number of executives who were about to be discharged after a year or two for their age.

Also, the level of punishment was a bit harsh. It is said that he was deported to the provinces with his family, and his status was demoted to a local military base.

It is interpreted as an intention to imprint within the military that even senior executives with thick bones will be punished if they do something wrong.

In addition, the will of ‘generation change’ that opens a new era of Kim Jong-un is also revealed.

This is because the North Korean military authorities chose to take the extraordinary approach of hiring political college graduates or political officers from the working-level departments of each military class, military class, and command corps, regardless of age. This is another new signal for the reform of military personnel for the transformation of the Kim Jong-un regime.

On the other hand, following the General Political Bureau, the Military Security Bureau (former Security Command) is also scheduled to carry out a full-scale cadre project on December 30, the source added.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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