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North Korea 'bans' sarcastic comments on leader Kim Jong-un: Reports

The warning that ?critics will not be forgiven? was issued in a series of mass meetings held by functionaries across the city.? Photograph: (AFP)

North Korea Sep 09, 2016, 08.18 AM (IST)
North Korea has reportedly forbidden people from making sarcastic comments about the authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un in everyday conversations. 

Indirect criticism of his totalitarian regime has been also banned, according to media reports. 

The warning that “critics will not be forgiven” was issued in a series of mass meetings held by functionaries across the city. 

The caution was also issued in neighbouring Yangang province, The Independent reported. 

“One state security official personally organised a meeting to alert local residents to potential ‘hostile actions’ by internal rebellious elements,” a source in Jagang Province told Radio Free Asia's Korean service, according to report. 

“The main point of the lecture was ‘Keep your mouths shut.’”

Expressions like “This is America's fault” and “A fool who can't see the outside world” (for Jong-un) that are seemingly doing rounds in the country would be unacceptable, officials told people at the meeting. 

(WION)
 
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