October 23, 2021

Singapore revokes all North Korean work permits: report

No DPRK laborers remaining in Singaporean territory, report to UNSC says

The government of Singapore has canceled all work permits previously issued to North Korean citizens in the country, according to its latest implementation report to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) committee on sanctions against the DPRK.

Resolution 2397, adopted unanimously in December last year, expressed concern that North Koreans continue to work overseas in order to generate foreign currency "that the DPRK uses to support its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programs."