June 06, 2023

Kim Jong Un sacks top officials for “corruption” in meeting on coronavirus

North Korean leader in Politburo meeting pointed to "recent incident" also involving a Party cadre training base

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led an enlarged Political Bureau meeting primarily on the country’s coronavirus prevention efforts, where he dismissed two top officials for what appear to be related “corrupt” acts, the Party daily Rodong Sinmun and Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday.

At the meeting held on an unspecified recent date, Kim was said to have discussed “acts alien to the party, abuse of power, practices of privileges, indulgence in bureaucracy, corruption and irregularities revealed among senior officials of the Party Central Committee.”