Kim Jong Un ‘harshly criticizes’ agencies amid economic, COVID-19 woes – By Thomas Maresca (UPI) / Nov 30 2020
SEOUL, Nov. 30 (UPI) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reprimanded the country’s economic agencies for failing to execute policies on a “scientific basis” at a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, state media reported Monday.
At the meeting, held Sunday, Kim “harshly criticized” the agencies for not providing “scientific guidance” in their policies, Korean Central News Agency reported.
The meeting “stressed the need to put the operation and command for carrying out the party’s economic policies on a scientific basis and display great dedication and responsibility,” the KCNA report said.
It was unclear what specific incidents the North Korean leader was referencing, but experts have said the secretive totalitarian state has been struggling against severe economic hardships in 2020.