North Korea bans sarcasm because Kim Jong-un fears people only agree with him ‘ironically’
Even indirect criticism of the authoritarian government has been banned, Asian media reported.
Residents were warned against criticising the state in a series of mass meetings held by functionaries across the country.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un laughs and jokes as he watches the launch of new military weapons
“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.
“The main point of the lecture was ‘Keep your mouths shut.’”