In the past few weeks, large leisure boats had been spotted outside Kim’s compound, and now another luxury boat can be seen in photographs, which has further fuelled speculation about where the dictator has gone.
A few weeks ago there were rumours that the leader was seriously ill or had died following heart surgery. However, Kim silenced the rumours be appearing at the opening of a fertiliser factory.
But was it really the supreme leader or a body double who appeared at the ribbon-cutting ceremony? Experts have noticed clear differences between the photos of Kim at the event, and images of him in the past.
After the ceremony, it appears that Kim has once more gone missing, with no sighting of him in nearly two weeks leading to more questions.
Latest analysis has shown that the tyrant is back at his Wonsan retreat, as satellite images display two boats that were parked at the villa’s beach and central Wonsan docks have swapped places.
This would indicate that Kim is back in Wonsan, and his boat nearby for his use after it was repaired back in March.
The largest of the boats houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and waterslides.
Images from Planet Labs show that the boat is back in the repair dock, indicating that it might be undergoing an upgrade.
In the Sino-North Korean border region whispers about the supreme leader’s health continue, even after the government attempted to put hearsay to rest by organising a last-minute public appearance for Kim-Jong.
The country was left unconvinced of the dictator’s recent attendance to open a fertiliser factory in-front of the national media, as it was claimed that the plant unfinished and inoperable.
On Twitter, comparison images of the dictator were uploaded, that showed differences between old photos and the images published from the factory opening.
The focal point of scepticism comes from the eyes and teeth of the recently pictured Kim, which has been compared with dated photos of a younger Kim to last week’s snapshots.
On closer inspection, the images released by North Korean state media shows that his teeth appear very different from published photos previously by newspapers.
The unnatural way the leader appeared to be walking and that he also had to use a golf cart to be escorted around has also raised eyebrows throughout the nation.
Another rumour that has begun to circulate is that the leader has an issue with his legs.
“People are speculating that Kim Jong Un can’t walk properly right now because he might have gotten leg surgery due to his weight,” a source told Daily NK.
Published at Fri, 15 May 2020 01:40:00 +0000