During the exercise period February 16th to April 25th, instruction from the Central Party’s organization leadership and the central military committee to conduct the special security at its highest level was issued to all party organizations in the whole country on January 10th. Especially, during this period, the instruction to prevent any unusual act from happening at the area along the border line was strongly emphasized.
At that time, the department of national security sent down instructions to the security department of Hamgyeongbuk-do, Yanggang-do, and Pyeonganbuk-do as a measure to stop illegal phone callings occurring at the border area. Concretely, it was ordered to install at least two powerful electronic jamming oscillators at specific areas other than the existing ones. In the instruction, it was pointed out that the security department at each province should bear the costs. In relation to this, the security department at each province should take measures to secure enough funds, but many say that this also works as a burden. However, considering that it is the exercise period, people are not expressing their dissatisfaction openly.
This paper found out that following this kind of instruction, recently at Uiju and Yongcheon area of Pyeongbuk-do, Hyesan Wiyun area and Kim Hyong-Jik district(Huchang district) of Yanggang-do, Musan and Onsung area of Hambuk region, new electronic jamming oscillators are being installed. The important fact is that the foreign currency needed to install per oscillator is at least more than $20,000. Eventually, each province needs an average of $40,000.
Finance officers of security-related organizations are complaining about the obsolete business methods of Kim Jong-Il administration’s security-related departments even after the Kim Jong-Un administration appeared since they have to work out their salvation by their own effort without any financial support from above. Moreover, this is one of the basic reasons why it is difficult to make calls with cell phones at the border area of North Korea and China these days.
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