Thursday, April 5, 2012

Degraded Old Rice for the People: North Korea

North Hamkyung Province authorities have distributed a portion of wartime rice stockpiles to workers from factories in the regional military-industrial complex. However, the rice is reportedly in appalling condition having been stored for a number of years.

A source from North Hamkyung Province explained the situation today, saying, “Military rice stockpiled for wartime was distributed to the workers in ‘5.10 Factory’, ‘Rabukcheon Factory’ and ‘Kwanmo Machine Factory’ in Chongjin over about a week in the middle of this month.”

“Workers got 15kg each,” he went on. “However, the authorities didn’t do it out of concern for the people’s food shortages; as far as I know they did it in order to change over the stocks.” Read More