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Synonyms for defect

something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

to abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

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a failing or deficiency

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an imperfection in an object or machine

desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

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Alhaji Muazu Isa, PDP Vice-Chairman Zone C, led the defectors to pay allegiance to Alhaji MaiMala Buni, Yobe APC governorship candidate in Damaturu.
"In that computer, there was a file containing personal information of North Korean defectors. The file was confirmed to have been leaked."
The Hana centre is among 25 institutes the ministry runs around the country to help some 32,000 defectors adjust to life in the richer, democratic South by providing jobs, medical and legal support.
The ministry said this is thought to be the first large-scale information leak involving North Korean defectors.
Saifuddin added that parties must stringently evaluate these defectors before accepting them
The unidentified defectors circled several times as civil aviation officials closed the airport and blocked the runway with army jeeps.
Han Ok-joung, a North Korean defector and a singer, recently revealed her story as the mother of a 20-year-old daughter who was born in China Han was 21 years old when she left North Korea in 1998.
North Korean human rights activists in Seoul said that the defectors had been forcibly repatriated at a time when of pressure not to intimidate the North before the second inter-Korean summit talks between Roh and Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un.
But the fanfare died down as the trickle of defectors turned into a torrent in the 1990s, when a famine in the North left hundreds of thousands dead.
North Korea, defectors, nationalism, citizen duty, democratic participation
23 and 25 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman and at the Ateneo de Manila University, the defectors who belong to the group Woorihana shared their experiences in their home country.
As the United States continues supporting other weak, failed, and unstable states, the question of how to use defectors to achieve operational goals remains prominent.
One means is to use information from defectors to identify other disgruntled combatants.
The opposition official did not, however, mention total numbers of those who allegedly defected to the rebels in Sobat, but insisted that the defectors were "very many".
The so-called Syrian observatory for human rights claimed that the ISIL group has executed some 200 defectors who tried to leave its ranks to join al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusta Front.