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Date : October 4, 2012
The Poverty of North Korea's Workers
   http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/09/27/2012092701128.… [3355]
North Korea’s impoverished workers working abroad are about to become a lot more impoverished amidst claims that the regime has made moves to arrogate even more of their salaries. Currently, about 80% of the salaries of the workers working abroad is garnished to fund the regime. That is about to change with security agents being told that that they must take an extra $167 from each of the 50 workers they oversee per month to meet their annual quotas of $100,000. At the moment, workers currently have between $60 and $200 after regime deductions. This will leave workers unable to provide for their families at all.
Source: Chosun Ilbo.

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