Rehabilitation of Ri Myong Su

According to the South Korean daily newspaper ” The former chief of the Korean People’s Army’s Gen. Ri Myong Su (born in 1934) , who was rumored to have been replaced in April after being caught dozing off while Kim Jong Un was giving a speech, was referred to as “the highest rank in the military” in reports about the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding.” Ri Myong Su also disappeared for a while in 2013.


North Korea’s Korean Central Television on Monday introduced the participants of North Korea’s foundation day celebrations held a day earlier, by saying, “Responsible workers of our armed forces, including comrades Ri Myong Su (a close advisor to Kim Jong Il), Kim Su Gil, Ri Yong Gil, and Ro Kwang Chol, provincial chairmen, and military and social workers came out on the balcony of Grand People’s House,” mentioning Ri Myong Su earlier than the top three ranks in the army.


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