Wednesday, 19 January 2022

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ”alive and well’

SEOUL: The global news media has been speculating about the possible demise of North Korea’s leader, since he missed an annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of his grandfather on 15 April. Kim Jong-un has not been publicly seen for more than two weeks now.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has thanked builders working in the east coast region of Wonsan, according to a Monday report by the country’s main newspaper Rodong Sinmun, as quoted by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.

According to the Seoul-based media, a similar report has been creleased by the Korean Central Broadcasting Station.

“Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has sent his appreciation to the workers who devoted themselves to building the Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone,” Rodong Sinmun has been quoted as saying.

The Wonsan-Kalma is a tourist zone under construction that has been closely monitored by Kim Jong-un, who previously sent a similar greeting to the local builders this February. On Saturday, the US think tank 38 North reported that satellite imagery showed a train, allegedly belonging to the North Korean leader and his family, parked at the elite resort area on 21 and 23 April.

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