“Joo Song-ha, a defector from North Korea and a reporter for the South Korean newspaper Dong-a Ilbo, has some interesting things to say on his recently released YouTube channel. It’s about an organization called “Department 38” of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army. The name is not familiar to Japanese people, but it is a very important department in North Korea.
Mr. Gao Yongqi, editor-in-chief of Daily NK Japan, said. A famous South Korean reporter took the trouble to explain North Korea’s “Department 38” in his own video. What is so important about it? Mr. Ko continues.
“There is a similar department, the ’39 Department,’ but this is the section that manages the funds of the leader, Kim Jong-un. According to Joo, the 38th Department is in charge of the Kim family’s residences and villas called “special pavilions” and “invitation centers.
It is said that there are dozens of “invitation centers” in Pyongyang and other parts of the country. Sometimes Kim Jong-un holds parties with his family and top officials, and other times important discussions take place there. The military is believed to be in charge of the facilities, as they are used by the country’s top leaders in secret. The staff of the Invitational are all military personnel. The women of the ‘joyous group’ who sing and dance at the parties also belong to the military.
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“The head of the 38th Department is like the head of the banquet department for Kim Jong-un. The head of the 38th Department is like a “banquet director” for Kim Jong-un; he has access to top-secret matters and has been in office for generations. His rank in the military is at the level of lieutenant general. One of the most important officers, Mr. A, was reportedly executed by Kim Jong-un.
“On the day of the incident, Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, were visiting an ‘invitation center’ in Pyongyang. They enjoyed meals and drinks and returned home around 10 p.m.
As the head of the 38th Division, Mr. A must have been very careful not to cause any inconvenience to Kim Jong-un and his wife. When the couple returned home, he was finally relieved. He gathered his staff and served them fine food and drinks, and comforted them in a relaxed manner.
(Mr. Ko) “Mr. A was relieved from the extreme tension, and he may have been drinking too much. Kim Jong-un called Mr. A in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, Mr. Kim Jong-un called Mr. A in the middle of the night.
“It is unacceptable to refuse a call from a leader. Kim Jong-un must have been in a very bad mood. Later that night, the military took Mr. A away. He was cruelly executed.
This incident must have made the staff of the “invitation center” realize that if they make a mistake, they will be next. They may have been more diligent in their work. However, Mr. Gao believes that the execution of Mr. A is a double-edged sword.
It could be dangerous for him,” he said. Kim Jong-un’s whereabouts and behavioral patterns are top secret in North Korea. The staff of “Department 38” are one of the few people who know these secrets. If they were to give the secret information to a foreign country without fear of execution, they would be in serious trouble. If the situation on the Korean Peninsula takes a sudden turn, the U.S. and South Korea will be able to easily remove the dictator Kim Jong-un.
As a dictatorial leader, Kim Jong-un is required to be cautious in making even a single decision after a night of drinking. As the leader of a dictatorship, Kim Jong-un needs to be cautious in making even a single decision after a night of drinking, as a momentary act of passion could be fatal.