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February 26, 2020

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Pyongyang boosts state collection of electricity fees

North Korean authorities recently implemented an experimental measure in Pyongyang aimed at increasing the state’s collection of electricity fees to pay for the opening...

N. Korea tackles corruption involving “experimental fields”

North Korean authorities recently instructed farm and agricultural management committees across the country to eradicate “illegal and corrupt activities” involving “experimental fields” located on...

Hyesan’s MSS director still in office despite security leak

The director of Hyesan's Ministry of State Security (MSS) office is still wielding authority despite speculation that he would resign after a leak involving...

Son reduces mom’s jail time by contributing to loyalty fund

Despite trying to defect from North Korea three times, a woman was spared a harsher sentence because her son, a man from Anju in...

MPS officers extract bribes to fund their day of honor

Ministry of People’s Security (MPS) officers have doubled down on efforts to extract bribes from ordinary North Koreans as the “Day of Security” (Nov....

Young woman sentenced to correctional facility for sex work

An 18-year-old involved in sex work in Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, was sentenced to time in a correctional facility in early October, Daily NK...

Elite N. Korean military construction unit probed for corruption

Soldiers part of an elite military construction unit recently came under investigation for performing interior renovations at private homes for profit, Daily NK learned...

North Korea sentences female drug boss to life in prison

The female leader of a drug smuggling ring and four of her subordinates were recently sentenced to harsh prison time as part of the...

Equality gap persists in North Korean recreational facilities

Recreational facilities for officials at powerful institutions are better supplied than similar facilities for ordinary North Koreans, demonstrating that high-ranking party officials continue to...

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...

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