TITLE

East-Asia-Intel.com: Kim uses up 20 percent of N. Korean budget to fund lifestyle, defector says - April 14, 2010

PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
East-Asia-Intel Reports;4/14/2010, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il. According to defector Hwang Jang-Yop, who earlier worked with him, one fifth of the state budget is spend on Jong-Il and his family. Jong-Il reportedly gives expensive gifts to his loyalists. He stated that on public services the government spent only 30 percent of the state budget. He criticized Jong-Il for maintaining a lavish lifestyle and not doing anything for the people.
ACCESSION #
49546715

 

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