Kim Jong Un’s sister, who has vanished from public view, may have been purged by the paranoid and vindictive North Korean despot amid stories that she’s his “de facto second-in-command,” in response to a report.
The South Korean information outlet Chosun Ilbo has reported that the chief’s 32-year-old sister, Kim Yo Jong — who has not been seen since July 27 — may be mendacity low to offset hypothesis that he ceded some authority to her.
However hypothesis has been mounting that the dictator, who is thought 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, pictures emerged displaying the reclusive tyrant chairing conferences and inspecting typhoon-ravaged fields close to Pyongyang.
North Korea skilled Professor Nam Sung-wook informed the Chosun Ilbo that Kim Yo Jong’s growing profile may truly be her undoing, in response to the Solar.
“Up to now, anybody was disadvantaged of their place the second they had been described because the quantity two individual in the North,” the Korea College educator stated.
“There should be a semblance of checks and balances, though Kim Yo Jong is a member of the family,” he stated, including that it stays attainable that she selected her personal to take a backseat.
Kim Yo Jong was final seen when she stood beside her brother final month as he gave commemorative pistols to navy leaders on the 67th anniversary of the Korean Battle armistice.