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.
Foreign businessmen and other visitors pay top dollar to sing and dance with young and pretty female employees.
Nine Malaysians who were stuck in Pyongyang can return home following negotiations, prime minister announces.
The remains of the slain half-brother of North Korea's leader were not cremated, S. Subramaniam says.
Even the adjusted targets are hard to meet, though, as international sanctions affect foreign trade.
The top floors of many buildings are empty or inhabited by homeless children.
Local offices of the State Security Agency demand goods in exchange for the issuance of travel certificates.
Most see the emergency orders and drills as business as usual, sources in the country say.
Siegfried Hecker says denuclearization is a long-term project that takes a back seat to avoid deliberate or accidental detonation.
Meanwhile, Deputy PM reveals DNA samples were collected abroad from the victim’s son.
To protect child’s safety, officials decline to name next-of-kin who provided a sample.
Some in Seoul fear successor could placate Pyongyang and China, straining ties with the U.S.
Demands for sex and forced prostitution are common in the army and construction brigades, sources say.
Police chief declines to elaborate, citing a need to safeguard “witnesses” who confirmed Kim's identity.
Nine other Malaysians remain stuck in Pyongyang amid diplomatic standoff over assassination of Kim Jong Nam.
Meanwhile, a video of a young man claiming to be the slain Kim's son surfaces.
Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur impose exit bans on citizens from the other country.
Smartphones are randomly inspected and violations punished ‘severely.’
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur condemns North Korean missile launches and announces boycott of football match in Pyongyang.
Missiles land in waters between Korea and Japan, deepening U.S. and its allies commitment to missile defense deployments.
Kang Chol is “persona non grata” and has less than 48 hours to exit Malaysia.
Experts warn the move would provoke an aggressive reaction from Pyongyang.
Foreign ministry condemns use of VX nerve agent on Malaysian soil.
Officials cite lack of evidence in decision to release Ri Jong Chol.