In the perfect communist dispensation the dictator is in charge of everything but responsible for nothing. North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un assembled the country’s politburo to blame it for the crisis the country is facing. He used the meeting to move subordinates around. While this may look like it is intended at addressing the crisis, the reshuffle serves to keep elites in line. This analysis by Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin is published by Reuters. Here is an excerpt:
What may be the most significant reshuffle of top North Korean officials in years by leader Kim Jong Un serves as a warning to the ruling elite, analysts say, including those he accused this week of causing a “great crisis” with coronavirus lapses.
Kim called a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea politburo on Tuesday and berated some party executives’ neglect of duty, including failing to implement long-term measures to fight the pandemic, state media reported.
State media, often the only source of information on the workings of the secretive country, did not elaborate on the nature of the crisis.
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