N. Korean leader says bureaucracy can ruin revolutionary drive: KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday accused party officials of sitting idly without focusing on the communist regime's sacred cause of the "juche" revolution, the North's state-run news agency said Monday.
The juche ideology has been the cornerstone of the North power base centered on Kim and his family, but it has been criticized by scholars and observers as a mechanism for sustaining the dictatorial rule of the North Korean regime, justifying its heavy-handed isolationism and oppression of North Koreans.
"Administrative bureaucracy has become the root cause of influence-peddling, corruption and other misbehaviors, which Kim said will ultimately undermine the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the cause of the juche revolution," the leader said in a closing speech for the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees of the WPK.
Kim, the top member of the WPK, called on the party to come up with measures to decisively combat administrative bureaucratic tendencies, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
He underscored the importance of the position and role of party officials in "promoting and building a powerful socialist country," the report said.
Source: Yonhap News Agency.