December 07, 2023

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

North Korean leader pushes campaign against outside and capitalist influence in speech at top party cadre school

Corruption among party officials is still a major problem preventing Kim Jong Un’s authority from being fully realized, the North Korean leader reportedly said in a lengthy speech at the party’s Central Cadres Training School on Monday. 

Kim said the “greatest problem” the party faces at present is the “insufficient number of officials” with the right ideological mettle to carry out his plans, as he seeks to establish a “new definition” of his uncontested rule, the Rodong Sinmun reported Tuesday.