--The North Korean (KPA) Korean Peoples Army, concerned about popular uprising growing in North Korean over the recent devaluation of the NK currency, has expressed worries and accordingly has gone on a sub-war footing in response and in advance.
--The information came out of North Korea from a Russian diplomat who reported it to the mainline Russian economic news source Kommersant (Коммерсантъ ), and was then relayed in the Korean language and then into Japanese on the Chosun site from South Korea.
--North Korea has ordered shops closed. People who have the old usely notes cannot use them. The popular sentiment among the North Korean people is that "the North Korean leadership has just boldly stolen from them without inpunity."
The currency ratio was set to 100 to 1!