Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momin said that the repatriation of Rohingyas who fled Myanmar is a priority program of the Bangladesh government.
Although some countries and organizations are urging Rohingyas to be accepted in Bangladesh by teaching them vocational skills. Minister Abdul Momin said that it is impossible to accept Rohingyas because the situation in Bangladesh is already densely populated from the beginning, according to reports from Bangladesh on August 22.
Bangladesh hopes that the Rohingyas can be sent back to their homes quickly. The minister said that the Myanmar side has accepted to call back and that the two sides are still discussing.
Next August 25th will be the sixth anniversary of the Rohingyas fleeing to Bangladesh due to the Myanmar army’s genocide. It’s been six years, but the Rohingya still haven’t been able to return home.
The current situation in Myanmar has made it impossible for the Rohingyas to return home, including the United Nations. They are urged to return home only when there is security and guarantee.
Human rights group HRW also criticized the UN Security Council’s failure to hold the Myanmar military generals accountable for the crimes and genocide committed against the Rohingya.
The food program that the United Nations is helping Rohingya refugees with has also been reduced this year due to insufficient funds, the refugees say, making it difficult to eat.
North Korea : Yanggang Provincial Party’s propaganda department vice-director habitually caught receiving bribery
Recently, North Korea has been repeatedly emphasizing the loyalty and exertion of its executives, saying that ‘cadres are the core of the party and the commanding members of the revolution’. However, deviance of executives continues to increase. In Yanggang Province, it was known that the provincial party committee officials had received bribes several times, and even an ideological struggle meeting was held. Reporter Ahn Chang-gyu reports inside North Korean news.
In North Korea, party cadres are selected based on strict criteria and exercise more authority than administrative cadres. There are not a few party cadres who use this privilege to fulfill their own self-interest, such as receiving bribes.
An official source in Yanggang Province (requested to remain anonymous for personal safety) said on the 20th, “There was an ideological struggle at the provincial party committee at the end of June,” and that “the ideological struggle was about the vice head of the propaganda department of the provincial party.” told to
A source said, “The Vice Director of the Propaganda Department of the Provincial Party Committee, who was the target of criticism at the ideological struggle meeting, was in charge of the 82nd Combined Command, a non-socialist intensive sweeping group (group).” Because we control what is known, (the news of the meeting) became known belatedly,” he explained.
Party committees in each region of North Korea carry out their own cadre (personnel) business in the case of instructors or members. Specifically, cadres higher than vice-chairman of the county party committee must obtain approval from the organization department of the provincial party committee, and cadres higher than vice-chairman of the provincial party committee must obtain approval from the organization department of the central party.
The source said, “At the ideological struggle meeting, the head of the propaganda department was exposed and criticized for receiving bribes from people who were caught watching impure recordings, including Korean movies, while in charge of the 82nd Combined Command.”
The 82nd Combined Command is an organization created by integrating various crackdown groups such as 109 and 114 that existed before to block capitalist ideology, external information, and the spread of the Korean Wave in 2021. There is a united command office in each province, and there is a crackdown group in each city and county. The 82nd Combined Command Department and crackdown group are composed of members dispatched from the Party Committee’s Propaganda Department, State Security Department, Safety Department, Prosecutors’ Office, etc. It is known that the person in charge is the deputy director of the Party Committee’s Propaganda Department.
The source said that in the past, among residents of Hyesan and other Yanggang provinces, members of the 82nd Coalition crackdown group extorted money from those who had been cracked down in exchange for covering up the incident, the source said.
In such a situation, the source said that the bribery case of the deputy head of the propaganda department was reported to the center, and the inspection team dispatched from the Central Party conducted an internal investigation together with the provincial party organization department, revealing the bribery (bribery) acts of the members of the coalition command.
The source also said, “At the meeting, it was also notified that other executives of the provincial party committee took bribes from the residents caught in the crackdown and pressured the members of the crackdown group to dismiss the incident or give a lower punishment.” The Vice Director of the Propaganda Department, who is in charge of the 82nd Combined Forces Command, lost.”
In this regard, another source in Yanggang Province (requested to remain anonymous for personal safety) said the next day (21st), “Only a very limited number of people know that an ideological struggle meeting was held at the provincial party committee (at the end of last June).” The vice director of the propaganda department strictly controlled the fact that he became the target of an ideological struggle so that it would not be known,” he said.
A source said, “At the end of June, the ideological struggle meeting held in the provincial party committee meeting room was attended by provincial party vice-director and higher officials and members of the 82nd coalition headquarters.” We strongly denounced the deputy director of the propaganda department that it was an anti-party act to cover up the act of accepting bribes and viewing and distributing impure recordings.”
The source said, “Taking this ideological struggle meeting as an opportunity, the Organization Department of the Provincial Party Committee conducted intensive censorship and ideological review of officials from the Propaganda Department and other departments.” .
In many cases, the provincial party organization department instructors also asked the 82nd Coalition Command to cover up the crackdown, but it is argued that it is not fair to criticize and review the organization department executives at all.
Unlike the general public, corruption by party cadres is mostly investigated within the party organization, except in special cases. However, since the censorship department and inspection members within the Labor Party are all under the control of the Organization Department, censorship or review (evaluation) of executives in the Organization Department is extremely limited.
The source said, “Residents who know about the ideological struggle meeting think that what has been revealed this time is just the tip of the iceberg.” It will be worth seeing,” he added.