December 07, 2023

Ma Won Chun becomes a military official

Ma follows Hwang as key party officials gain greater influence over military

Another official of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party – Ma Won Chun – has been given a prominent military position, a KCNA report published on Monday has indicated.

Ma appeared in state media in military uniform and was referred to by military rank – lieutenant general – for the first time Monday as he accompanied Kim Jong Un on a visit to Taesongsan General Hospital.