Reported energy savings may mask economic weakness.
Lower oil prices may raise subsidy demands.
But promise of transparency on inventories remains unfulfilled.
Pyongyang needs cash and Seoul wants to reassure South Koreans that ties are stable, a North Korea expert says.
Stiffer penalties may strengthen environmental enforcement.
A former top aide to the late ousted premier calls for a law to protect dissenting opinions.
Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong calls for the freedom to remember his former boss, 10 years after he died.