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Where is Kim Jong-un?

In April 2020 the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for over two weeks and his whereabouts remain a mystery. While nothing has come out of the famously secretive state to suggest he is anything but well, others claim he is fighting for his life, or even dead.

Kim Jong-un is dead

He has been absent from public life because he has passed away.

Kim Jong Un has disappeared

Kim-Jong Un’s death is being kept a secret from the public.

Kim Jong-un is in hospital

The leader has not been seen in public because he is undergoing private medical treatment.

Kim Jong Un is in hospital

Several Japanese media reports claim that the leader is in a vegetative state after a botched heart surgery that took place in early April 2020.

Kim Jong Un is in surgery

A South Korean website circulated rumours that the leader was undergoing heart surgery in Hyangsan.

Kim Jong-un is on holiday

The leader is taking a well-earned break from political duties.

Kim Jong Un is on holiday in Wonsan

Kim Jong-Un has holed up in his private resort for unknown reasons.

Kim Jong-un is leading the party as normal

The leader is operating as normal.

South Korea intelligence suggests he remains in charge

South Korean intelligence sources suggest that there is nothing extraordinary about his absence and that the leader remains at the helm.

Kim Jong Un is alive and well

The North Korean state media claims the leader has spoken to Cuba, South Africa, and Syria during this period of alleged absence.

Kim Jongh Un is working in Wonsan

The North Korean paper Rodong Sinmun claims that he is in Wonsan to congratulate labourers on their building activities there.

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This page was last edited on Wednesday, 3 Jun 2020 at 10:56 UTC