According to South Korea’s late president Kim Dae-Jung’s aid, Chang Song-min has claimed that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is in a state of coma.
To add sanctity for his opinion, Kim Dae-Jung said that in North Korea the leader never entrusts any of his authority unless and until there is a state of ill health or a military coup takes place. The second one has not happened. So the possibility of ill health has a role to play. Taking social media as a platform to express his opinion he said –
I assess him (Kim Jong Un) to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,
A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period,
The rumours about Kim Jong-Un’s health are making headlines for the past few months as the dictator has not made a public appearance. One of the major and important days of North Korea is Kim Jong Un’s grand father’s birth anniversary event. He was absent for the event which sparked speculation about his health.
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On May 2nd 2020, North Korea’s leader was seen in public after a gap of almost 3 weeks. In this meantime, the US has also stated that he was in grave danger after surgery. But South Korea has firmly denied any such news. Also, the May 2nd 2020 fertiliser factory opening event participation by Kim Jong-Un has put an end to such speculations. He seemed in good spirits during the event organized in Pyongyang.
In a closed-door meeting of South Korean Seoul’s spy agency, it told its lawmakers about a change in North Korea’s ruling system. According to that report, Kim seemed to has set up a system to share authority and responsibilities with his most trusted aides. But it does not see there is a point of Kim’s health issue for doing so.
Kim Jong-Un’s sister Kim Yo-Jong is expected as his successor since the speculation of Un’s health condition.