Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on 23 November (Friday) that a meeting of Ministry of People’s Security [MPS] branch chiefs we held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang. Attending the meeting were Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and Director of the KWP Propaganda and Agitation Department Kim Ki Nam, Minister of People’s Security Gen. Ri Myong Su, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal (city) KWP Committee Mun Kyong Dok, Col. Gen. Ri Pyong Sam, Director of the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces’ Political Bureau, Tae Jong Su, Chief Secretary of the South Hamgyo’ng KWP Provincial Committee, other chief secretaries of KWP provincial committees, MPS and Provincial People’s Security officials and “exemplary chiefs of branch social security stations across the country and people’s security personnel.”
At the start of the meeting a congratulatory message from Kim Jong Un was read in which he “expressed firm belief that they would creditably discharge their honorable mission and duty as revolutionary armed forces of the WPK and internal security forces of the supreme commander.” According to KCNA Kim Jong Un’s message said:
The meeting marked an important occasion in eternally preserving and glorifying Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il’s Chuch’e-oriented idea of people’s security and their undying leadership exploits and in bringing about a drastic turn in the work for ensuring people’s security by increasing the branch security stations’ militant functions and roles as required by the new historic era of Chuch’e revolution.
While a company plays a pivotal role in the People’s Army, the branch security station does a similar role at the people’s security organ and it is a key link in the chain efforts for bolstering the combat capability of the people’s security organ to increase its militancy. This is the unique idea of building people’s security organ enunciated by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The Workers’ Party of Korea has attached importance to the People’s Internal Security Forces and paid deep attention to strengthening the branch security stations true to the noble intentions of the great Generalissimos.
The WPK took a measure to hold the national meeting of chiefs of branch security stations as the first meeting in the field of people’s security in 2012, the beginning of another century of chuch’e.
Participants and all other security personnel performed feats and reliably defended the lifeline of Chuch’e revolution and stood guard over the outpost of the class struggle, holding high the banner of devotedly safeguarding the leader under the leadership of the WPK in the glorious days and trying days.
It is the determination and will of the WPK to put forward the People’s Army and the People’s Internal Security Forces on the first line of Military-First (So’ngun) revolution and build a thriving nation and reunify the country in reliance on their invincible military power.
If the People’s Internal Security Forces are to discharge their honorable mission and role, it is necessary to strengthen the branch station, a cell and the lowest combat unit of the people’s security organ.
The main task facing the branch security stations at present is to consolidate area in their charge into a fortress for devotedly defending the headquarters of revolution by applying Kim Jong Il’s patriotism to the security work and creditably protect the socialist system and the people’s lives and properties by turning the area into a safe one free from crimes, law-breaking and accidents.
“Let us become matchless and stalwart security persons devotedly defending the party, social system and people!” — this is the militant slogan to be held high by the security persons and service personnel of the ISF.
It is also necessary to beef up security for the factories, enterprises, cooperative farms, public service facilities and major construction sites in the areas in their charge to provide a sure legal guarantee for the building of a socialist economic power.
True to the noble will of Kim Jong Il, who enabled them to go by the word “people” in their name, people’s security personnel should make it deeply rooted habit to love the people and dedicate themselves to them and thus take care of and protect the Korean people, the best people in the world, so that they may live in peace, enjoying luxury and wealth under socialism.
After Kim Jong Un’s message was read, Col. Gen. Ri Pyong Sam delivered an official report, followed by speakers from the MPS and KPSIF. According to KCNA, the speeches said”the meeting would record a significant chapter in the history of the people’s security organ, which covered over six (6) decades of shining victories and glory under the wise leadership and warm care of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu.” The speeches “noted that the branch social security station, cell of the people’s security organ and the lowest combat unit, has invariably taken the way of class struggle sharing its destiny with the Party in each chronicle of the revolution under the energetic leadership and benevolent care of the peerlessly great persons.”
According to KCNA meeting speakers “stressed that the undying leadership exploits of the peerlessly great persons being associated with the development of the people’s security organ are further shining as it holds Marshal Kim Jong Un in high esteem at the top posts of the WPK, the state and the army,” “referred to the fact that the branch social security stations have achieved successes in the struggle for firmly defending the headquarters of the revolution, building a thriving nation and safeguarding the life and property of the people under the leadership of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu” and “stressed the need for all the chiefs of the branch security stations and people’s security personnel to become iron shield defending the Party, social system and the people at the cost of their lives.”