28 Jun '11, 4am

North Korea soldiers malnourished: report - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

North Korea is struggling to feed its army, according to new footage obtained from within the secretive state which shows a soldier complaining his unit is weak from a lack of nutrition. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the video was taken by an undercover North Korean journalist over several months earlier this year and smuggled out of the communist country to China. It shows orphaned children begging for food in the streets and a party official ordering a vendor at a private market to give her a donation of rice for the army -- once quarantined from food shortages. "Everybody is weak," one young North Korean soldier is filmed saying to the reporter's hidden camera. "Within my troop of 100 comrades, half of them are malnourished." The ABC said the exclusive video also showed labourers building a private railway track near the capital Pyongyang for ruler Kim Jo...

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