|Revised Romanization||Bak Nam-gi|
Pak Nam-gi (variously spelt as Park and Nam-ki and romanised in North Korea as Pak Nam Gi) (21 February 1934 – 17 March 2010) was, until as late as January 2010, Director of the Planning and Finance Department of the ruling party of North Korea. There are doubts about his date of birth, with at least two unattributed sources reporting it as 21 February 1934 or sometime in 1928 respectively.
In March 2010, it was reported by news agencies including Yonhap, Bloomberg, and The Guardian that Pak had been tried and then executed by firing squad in Pyongyang for the offense of being "a son of a bourgeois conspiring to infiltrate the ranks of revolutionaries to destroy the national economy". According to the Guardian, he had been denounced as a traitor during a meeting in January 2010 and arrested on the spot. This related to the devaluation of the North Korean won in November 2009, which led to a crisis after rendering valueless many people's savings.
However, John Park, a Stanton junior faculty fellow at MIT, claimed that Pak Nam-gi is still alive and have resurfaced after his alleged execution.
A contradictory report, written by Ri Je-gang, the former first deputy director of the Korean Worker's Party's Organization and Guidance Department says Pak Nam-gi was executed by firing squad in the course of a reactionary purge in 2010.
See also 
- "Park Nam Ki Arrested for Currency Debacle: sources". Daily NK. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
- "(Japanese language source)". Retrieved 18 March 2010.[dead link]
- "Who Hangs With Kim Jong-il". Retrieved 20 March 2010.
- "N. Korean technocrat executed for bungled currency reform: sources". Yonhap News. March 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- "Kim Jong-il 'Suffers Depression'". Chosun Ilbo, English edition. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- Branigan, Tania (18 March 2010). "North Korean finance chief executed for botched currency reform". London: The Guardian.
- McNeill, David (3 December 2009). "North Koreans dare to protest as devaluation wipes out savings". London: The Independent.
- "North Korean official Pak Nam-ki executed for disastrous currency reform". London: Times Online. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
- "Death by firing squad in North Korea?". Foreign Policy. 24 December 2012.
- "Secret Report Throws Light on N.Korean Purges". Nov. 27, 2012 13:23 KST. Retrieved 1 November 2012.