Health concerns for Kim Jong-un: A mysterious area and bandage appear on the back of the North Korean leader’s skull.
Concerns about Kim Jong-health un’s have been re-ignited after the North Korean Supreme Leader was seen with a mysterious mark on his head and a bandage on his skull.
Last week, the Supreme Leader appeared in public with a dark mark on the back of his head, raising fears about his health. The cause of the massive bruise in some footage, which was concealed in a bandage, is still unknown.
Kim appeared in footage from a war veterans conference and related events held from July 27 to 29, as well as footage from a military event from July 24 to 27.
Surprisingly, the tattoo was not visible during a prior public appearance on June 29 during a politburo meeting.
The back of the leader’s head was not seen in images posted on July 11 of him with musicians.
There have been rumors regarding the Supreme Leader’s health in recent months, when he appeared noticeably smaller in recent interviews.
In a June interview with Korean Central Television, a member of the public expressed concern about Mr Kim’s health.
His weight loss, according to Rüdiger Frank, professor of East Asian economics and society at the University of Vienna’s Institute for East Asian Studies, is a “political calculation.”
“The fact that the Führer has lost weight has really been explicitly discussed even in the North Korean state media,” Mr Frank remarked on the ntv show.
“A concerned resident was interviewed, and the matter was described as the ‘talk of the town.’
“As a result, we can take it for granted.”
“If [the sudden weight loss]is due to a health condition, the jockeying for his succession may already be happening behind the scenes, and that volatility could be trouble for the outside world,” Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), added.
“On the surface, considerable weight loss may not signify much,” Mike Brodka, an intelligence officer for the US Special Operations Command in South Korea, told NK News, “but it might provide hints to other information that intelligence collectors search for.”
Concerns over Kim’s health have grown since he hasn’t been seen in public since May 6 and has missed many crucial occasions on the North Korean calendar.
This wasn’t the first time Kim went missing during the coronavirus pandemic last year. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”