Kim Jong Un’s sister, who has vanished from public view, could have been purged by the paranoid and vindictive North Korean despot amid tales that she’s his “de facto second-in-command,” in response to a report.
The South Korean data outlet Chosun Ilbo has reported that the chief’s 32-year-old sister, Kim Yo Jong — who has not been seen since July 27 — could also be lying low to offset speculation that he ceded some authority to her.
However speculation has been mounting that the dictator, who is assumed for executing his rivals, took offense at her rising public profile as rumors swirled that he had been gravely unwell, the Solar reported.
Final week, footage emerged displaying the reclusive tyrant chairing conferences and inspecting typhoon-ravaged fields near Pyongyang.
North Korea expert Professor Nam Sung-wook knowledgeable the Chosun Ilbo that Kim Yo Jong’s rising profile could really be her undoing, in response to the Solar.
“Up to now, anyone was deprived of their place the second they’d been described as a result of the amount two particular person within the North,” the Korea College educator acknowledged.
“There must be a semblance of checks and balances, although Kim Yo Jong is a member of the household,” he acknowledged, together with that it stays attainable that she chosen her private to take a backseat.
Kim Yo Jong was closing seen when she stood beside her brother closing month as he gave commemorative pistols to navy leaders on the 67th anniversary of the Korean Battle armistice.