Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
The North Korean media indirectly reported Pak Su-gil’s replacement as Chair of the North Hamgyong Provincial People’s Committee. Mr. Pak was promoted to Minister of Finance and a Vice Premier of the DPRK Cabinet, following the mid-September resignation of Kim Wan-su. Mr. Pak’s replacement is Han Hung-p’yo, recently Chairman of the Chongjin Municipal People’s Committee and the Vice Chair of the North Hamgyong Provincial People’s Committee. Mr. Han’s new position was announced at a comemorative event for a North Hamgyong revolutionary museum. Little is known about the incoming Provincial People’s Committee chair. He is not listed as a member of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly, but he was a member at the 11th SPA in 2003.