Updated August. 01, 2014 07:03
North Koreas First Chairman of the National Defense Commission a Kim Jong Un appears to be starting to run a tight ship by directly ordering officers of the North Korean army as well as the key officers in the Workers Party to go on a field guidance of Mount Baekdu.
The state-run Rodong Sinmun said on Thursday that all officers (party responsible workers) of the Workers Party have begun a field guidance of the historic revolutionary site of the Baekdu region. It reported that the launch meeting was held in Ryanggang-do on the previous day.
The moniker, party responsible workers, refers to key officials in the Workers Party, which are first deputy director of the Central party and above in addition to party secretaries of the provincial parties. Although ordinary officials and workers have gone on annual field guidance of historic revolutionary sites, this making of high-ranking party officials attend is unusual.
Before that, leaders of regiments and above of the North Korean army had gone on field guidance on March 23-April 1 of the Mount Baekdu region,
After eliminating his uncle by marriage Jang Sung Taek under the pretext of a supposed challenge to the Baekdu (Kims) bloodline, Kim has then made his military commanders and key officials of the Workers Party to go on field guidance to the Mount Baekdu region, which symbolizes the three-generation inheritance of power. This is interpreted as a bid to strengthen his inherited power and his one-person leadership of North Korea.