South Korean intelligence has denied DPRK leader Kim Jong-un’s information about health problems and subsequent surgery. This was reported by Renhap Agency May 6.
For example, the national intelligence service noted that the North Korean leader has indeed begun to appear in public less often, but this trend is observed at the beginning of the year – the events of Kim Jong-un are 66% less frequently attended.
Presumably, this may be due to the DPRK leader’s desire to focus on domestic affairs and fight the spread of coronavirus.
In April, Kim Jong-un did not appear in public for some time and missed the ceremony to celebrate the 108th birth anniversary of his grandfather Kim Il-sung. This gave rise to rumors about his possible illness, heart surgery and even death. However, in Seoul, the information was refuted, saying that the North Korean leader was in Wonsan and was feeling well.
Kim Jong-un’s 20-day absence in public was interrupted on May 2 when he attended the opening ceremony of the Suncheon Fertilizer Plant.