...A source from North Hamkyung Province told Daily NK about the situation on the 20th, explaining, “The authorities started harassing us with the manure collection project on the morning of New Year’s Day, and now they are pushing us to collect scrap metal.” “They are looking for 10kg of scrap from everybody,” he added, going on, “People’s unit leaders are going from home to home emphasizing the need to give scrap metal. There are folks bitterly complaining that they’ll even have to give up their rice pots.”...More at the Daily NK. Via Mick Hartley, who also links to a fascinating diary about North Korea by Sophie Schmidt, daughter of Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt. Sophie's diary is one of the most detailed reports I've read about North Korea, and well worth a read.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
North Korea forces citizens to give them scrap metal
The Daily NK reports: