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[Defector Interview] Why are bribes in Pyongyang so expensive?

North Koreans are typically forced to pay bribes to get themselves out of trouble when caught watching foreign movies and dramas. For example, Daily...

Pyongyang car wash station turns to prostitution for cash

North Korean law enforcement recently probed a car wash and disinfection station near Pyongyang after allegations surfaced that it was running a prostitution ring,...

Central committee official dismissed for illicit affair

An official from the Workers’ Party of Korea’s Central Committee dispatched to a farm in Ryanggang Province has apparently been dismissed from his position...

Daily NK Snapshots from North Korea

North Korea's thermal power plant renovations treat symptoms, not root cause of chronic power outages (Mun Dong Hui) Officials in North Korea recently commenced large-scale...

North Korean soldiers plunder civilian farmland

North Koreans with private plots of farmland are facing increased instances of theft by soldiers charged with harvesting food for military bases, Daily NK...

County MSS director forcibly retired after accepting bribe

A county MSS director was forcibly retired after allegedly accepting a large bribe from a man named Chae, who was arrested in June of...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Korean Constitution changed to augment Kim Jong Un’s power Kim Jong Un continues to expand his power. During the second session of the 14th Supreme...

Military couple faces corruption charges for illegal taxi business in Pyongyang 

A military officer and his wife are under a corruption investigation for operating an illegal taxi business in Pyongyang, Daily NK learned from multiple...

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