Kim Jong-un absent from key party event
October 10 , 2014
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has missed an important political event, fueling further speculation over his continued absence from public appearances, according to media reports.
Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for over a month, with state television saying last month that he had an “uncomfortable physical condition.”
Though there have been several theories in the South Korean media about his absence — from illness to a ‘palace coup’ — South Korea has officially stated that Kim Jong-un is in control of the country.