March 29, 2023

North Korean state media warns against “poisonous” corruption among officials

Rodong Sinmun slams party cadres seeking "pleasure and wealth" in lastest missive against political graft

North Korean state media over the weekend warned the country's officials against abuses of power, calling for "poisonous plants" to be "uprooted at the right moment" and emphasizing that corruption could lead to the ruling party losing the faith and support of the people.

The article, carried by party daily the Rodong Sinmun, is the latest in a series of state media missives reiterating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's rebuke against corruption among party cadres -- reported to be one of the topics discussed during a ruling party Politburo meeting last month.