Kim Jong-un absent from key party event

  • 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.


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