Ahead of Kim Jong-il’s death, people living in the mountains took over and visited them

A view of the Yalu Riverside in Sakju County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. / Photo = Daily NK

It is known that North Korea issued an order to prevent incidents and accidents ahead of the date of Kim Jong-il’s death (December 17). In response, it is said that some counties have begun special visits to the generations of residents who live in the mountains.

A source from South Pyongan Province told Daily NK on the 9th, “On the 6th, the Provincial People’s Committee and the Security Bureau made sure that no single accident or misconduct occurred during the mourning period for the death of the general (Kim Jong-il), and that no supporters were missed at political events. , there was an internal directive from the Cabinet and the Ministry of Social Security to prepare legal measures.”

Accordingly, it is reported that city and county people’s committees in South Pyongan Province went to dong and people’s units to explain measures to prevent incidents and accidents, and emphasized taking care of each other to see if there were households living in difficult lives or starving to death during the period of mourning for Kim Jong-il’s death.

In particular, the People’s Committee of Maengsan County, South Pyongan Province met with the leaders of the people’s unit from the 7th and, through them, took control of the households who live in mountain huts, stone houses, or half-towered caves far from the village, and made a special visit.

The Maengsan County Safety Department is also said to have divided targets with the People’s Committee to find households living in the mountains and to have lived in the mountains for the past three years.

The source explained that among the residents who suffered livelihood difficulties due to the North Korean corona policy that closed the border and controlled the movement of residents, the number of residents who went into the mountains because it was difficult to continue their lives even after selling their homes and furnishings continued to increase over the past three years. .

North Korea has emphasized that these residents, who are cut off from society, are facing a problem of immediate death and life, and have emphasized that state institutions should take over and take good care of them periodically. It is a message.

A source said, “The county People’s Committee and the Ministry of Security are visiting each and every household who has left their house and gone into the mountains with 3kg of rice and winter underwear collected from the people’s unit households.” He said that he emphasized that state agencies should go to the people who are suffering and relieve their difficulties according to the ideology of the first principle, and they are promoting the consideration of the party.”

At the same time, the source said that the county People’s Committee is arranging that visiting households come down to the village once a week to engage in political life and participate unconditionally in political events on the day of Kim Jong-il’s death.

Residents living in the mountains welcomed this supply of supplies, but when told to participate in political life once a week, “We are no different from Kkotjebi who live hidden in the mountains. It is reported that he is expressing dissatisfaction, saying, “Isn’t it a measure to confirm whether we are missing or dead once a week?”

On the other hand, the People’s Committee of the county and the Ministry of Safety grouped four generations of residents living in the mountains into one group, and appointed the head of one of them as the leader to control and report on what happened to the households in the same group during the mourning period for Kim Jong-il’s death, the source added.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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