Kim Jong Un says 'Grave Incident' has Happened due to Lapses in Anti-Epidemic Efforts
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea called its second enlarged meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee at the headquarters building of the Party Central Committee on June 29 in order to seriously deal with the delinquency of duty of some senior officials which occurred in carrying out the major policy tasks of the Party and the state and make a new turning point in bringing about a revolutionary change in the personnel affairs throughout the whole Party.
The respected Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, guided the meeting.
Present at the meeting were Presidium members, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau and officials of the Party Central Committee, leading Party and administrative officials of the ministries and national agencies, chief secretaries of the provincial Party committees, chairpersons of the provincial people’s committees, Party chief secretaries of cities, counties and complexes and officials concerned of the armed forces organs and in the state emergency anti-epidemic sector.
Before discussing agenda items, Kim Jong Un mentioned the purpose of calling the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau right after the Plenary Meeting of the Party Central Committee.
He pointed out that senior officials in charge of the important state affairs have neglected to implement the major Party decisions on taking organizational, material, scientific and technological measures as demanded by the protracted state emergency anti-epidemic campaign to cope with the worldwide health crisis and thus caused a crucial incident of creating a great crisis in the security of the state and people, and it has brought about a serious aftereffect.
Making a sharp analysis that the important factor of applying the brake to carrying out the crucial tasks discussed and decided on at the Party Congress and the Party plenary meetings and obstructing it is the incompetence and irresponsibility of the cadres, he touched on waging a more intensive struggle against the ideological defects and all sorts of negative factors occurring among the cadres throughout the whole Party.
He said the real purpose of this meeting is to lay bare the main obstacle and impediment of hindering the advance of our Party and revolution, give a warning to the present realities of the ranks of cadres and open a prelude to the intensive and continuous struggle of the whole Party, and presented agenda items to be discussed at the meeting.
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee consented to the agenda items presented with a unanimous approval.
The enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau discussed as a major agenda item the issue on drawing a serious lesson from the acts alien to the Party revealed by senior Party and state officials in implementing the Party decisions.
It heard a report on shortcomings committed by some cadres.
The report informed in detail of the delinquency of duty of some senior officials who have neglected to implement the Party decisions and the most important tasks of the state, turning away from the great trust and expectation of the entire Party members and other people and the noble responsibility and mission for the Party and the revolution.
It also made a scathing analysis of the serious mistakes of those officials who gave hindrance to realizing the strategic plan of the Party and had a negative effect on the stabilization of the people’s living and the overall economic construction, swayed by self-protectionism and passivity without making strenuous efforts with utmost prudence to implement the decisions and instructions of the Party Central Committee, the organized will and the supreme order of the whole Party.