March 29, 2023

N. Korean poster warns of “severe punishment” for bootleg liquor, illegal karaoke

Notice spotted in DPRK calls on citizens to report those who "violate socialist way of living"

North Korean authorities appear to be taking steps to crack down on illegal businesses, particularly those serving alcohol and unlicensed karaoke, a photo recently obtained by NK News suggests.

The announcement, produced last August and issued by the North's Ministry of People’s Security, warns of “severe punishment to those who violate the socialist way of living."