Police Inspector-General would not confirm Japanese newspaper report that amount was $120,000.
Leader Kim Jong Un wants to ‘root out Chinese-manufactured cell phone users’ who have connections to the country’s mortal enemy South Korea.
They shirk regulations and abuse their power to acquire the stands, which generate healthy profits.
Officials get the lion’s share of the payment, after covering operating costs.
Authorities apprehend and beat Kim Seung-mo from Yanggang province upon his return from visiting relatives across the border.
They are paying doctors for fake medical diagnoses that exempt them from performing required labor in the fields.
They are intentionally infecting mobile phones, computers, and cameras with malware to attack networks and major organizations worldwide.
Individuals and businesses that generate foreign currency are selling what they stockpile at high profit margins.
No date given yet for trial of Indonesian, Vietnamese women in custody in Malaysia.
But authorities fail to curb North Koreans' growing use of cell phones to keep in touch with relatives in the South.
Malaysian official had expressed concern over possibility of poisoning of players by sabotage, if match played in Pyongyang.
Rights groups say heavier penalties means fewer guards offering to help flee the country.
Kim Jong Un’s government rewards them with more food and better housing.
Malaysia will play North Korea in Pyongyang on June 8, Asian Football Confederation announces.
Liberal advocate of dialogue with North Korea may have trouble turning back clock to 'Sunshine Policy' days.
Sources say the move could come as early as May and would seriously affect the North’s economy.
Chinese firms supply needed fertilizer and seed in return for crops that can be sold for high profits in the fall.
The younger generation regularly mocks the Kim regime and its politics.
Offered bribes are no longer a steady source of supplemental income.
The lecturer is the third American held by Pyongyang amid rising tensions with Washington.
Seven members of three families take guards' guns, throw magazines in Tumen River before fleeing on April 15.
Defense attorneys accuse police of holding back vital evidence after letting North Korean suspects go home.
The move follows other measures taken to show Beijng's anger over a security move targeting North Korea's weapons program.
Sources say customs officials are hunting for illicit cash smuggled in North Korean trucks.
They are heard saying that money spent on weapons tests would be better used for civilian needs.
Authorities believe the gadgets will prevent guards from crossing the border to commit crimes, sleeping on the job, and assisting defectors.
Citizens’ lives were on the line in dispute around Kim Jong Nam’s murder, they say.
Censorship and steep fees deter them, despite the impact on their business.
Khalid Abu Bakar says he is “satisfied” with statements given by three men to police before they left the country.
They have taken over some of the powers of the state security agency as it deals with fallout from the ouster of a top official.