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Kim Jong Un reportedly in a coma as his sister Kim Yo Jong takes control https://t.co/6FKku2YI1A pic.twitter.com/MHR66mUUR4— New York Post (@nypost) August 23, 2020
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Boys, we failed. The west loves him so much they made a report just to see if he’s aight.

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The claim is made by a former South Korean official. But he is just commenting on the report from South Korea’s spy agency that KJU has handed over some powers to the sister. How did he come to that conclusion? Let me waste my time reading this article and see.

Edit: no he is just speculating

“I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,” he told South Korean media.

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“South Korea’s spy agency that KJU has handed over some powers to the sister.”

which could just be her getting elected to a new position, and not getting ‘powers handed over’ to her

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Interestingly, a Rodong Sinmun report does mention some organizational changes, but Kim Yo Jong (“his sister”) is not mentioned:

The meeting discussed and decided on the affair to set up new department in the Party Central Committee and defined its function and role.

The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee expressed belief that the department to be newly established will make tangible contribution to safeguarding the dignity and interests of the state and people, reliably supporting and guaranteeing the political stability and order of the society and impregnably defending our class position and socialist construction.

The meeting also discussed an organizational matter.

Members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee were elected.

Kim Tok Hun and Ri Pyong Chol were elected as members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

The meeting re-called and by-elected a member and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

Pak Thae Dok was by-elected as a member of the Party Central Committee and member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

Pak Myong Sun and Jon Kwang Ho were by-elected as alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

According to a proposal of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, the Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission relieved the premier of the DPRK Cabinet and appointed new premier by exercising the power he has been invested with under the Socialist Constitution.

The Chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission appointed Kim Tok Hun as the premier of the DPRK Cabinet.

The meeting elected vice-chairmen of the Party Central Committee.

Kim Jae Ryong and Pak Thae Dok were elected as vice-chairmen of the Party Central Committee.

It also dismissed the directors of some departments of the Party Central Committee and appointed new directors.

Kim Jae Ryong, Pak Thae Dok, Pak Myong Sun, Jon Kwang Ho and Kim Yong Su were appointed as department directors of the Party Central Committee.

Chairmen of the provincial committees of the WPK were appointed.

Kim Chol Sam was appointed as chairman of the North Hamgyong Provincial Party Committee and Ri Jae Nam as chairman of the Nampho City Party Committee.

All this recalling, by-electing, and appointing is nothing special, it seems to happen at every party meeting (or at least every that I have read a report about). The notable change is that some new department was established. The report doesn’t mention the purpose of the department, though. Of course it’s possible that Kim Yo Jong is related to the department somehow, but even then it seems that just a new department became necessary, not that he wants her in particular to have more power.

The other notable organizational change is that a new Premier of DPRK Cabinet has been appointed. That even has a short notice on KCNA on its own, but the reasons why are not explained:

Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) – Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) of the DPRK, relieved the premier of the DPRK Cabinet of his post and appointed new premier.

A decree of the SAC on it was made public on August 13, Juche 109(2020).

Kim Jae Ryong was relieved from the premiership of the DPRK Cabinet and Kim Tok Hun appointed as new premier, according to the decree. -0-

He stays department director of some department of the Party Central Committee, though.

I’m not familiar with political structures of the DPRK, so I can’t say what that means. And since I’m not a western “journalist”, I’m not going to speculate on a topic that I don’t know about.

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You basically cant believe a single thing coming out of the neocon propaganda that passes as “news agencies” in the occupied part of south Korea

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Muad'Dibber
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Remember like 2 months ago when all of reddit was convinced that he died, then it turns out that he was just on vacation. Not a moment of self reflection.

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