Vice News— Former Top Official Says Kim Jong-un Is No Longer in Control of North Korea
The Country’s Organization and Guidance Department (OGD), a powerful group of officials, have stopped taking orders from Kim Jong-un. A battle is simmering between factions within the OGD.
North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un went missing this week.
The media said he was recovering from ankle surgery.
There are also reports that Kim Jong Un’s sister is now running the country.
Market Watch says his sister is running the country.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister Kim Yo-Jong has taken over the running of the country and is making all the important decisions in her brother’s absence, according to a think tank in Seoul formed by North Korean defectors. The North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity reported Wednesday that Kim Yo-Jong convened a meeting of Workers’ Party officials in early September and secured their support for her to act as regent while her brother is hospitalized. All party officials have been commanded to continue faithfully carrying out Kim Jong-Un’s orders and the military has been put on high alert, the NKIS said.
North Korean politician Yan Hyong-sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, met with the delegation of the Lenin Young Communist League of the Russian Federation this week.
The Daily Mail reported:
A former North Korean counter-intelligence officer has claimed that Kim Jong-Un is no longer in control of the nation and is now just a ‘puppet leader’.
Jang Jin-sung, who used to be an influential officer in Kim Jong-il’s propaganda division, made the sensational assertion at a September conference in Holland attended by several elite exiles, it’s been reported.
The capital, Pyongyang, meanwhile, has been placed into lockdown with even the elite banned from entering or leaving, according to a respected news site. This adds weight to Jin-sung’s claim, as a North Korean expert said that this kind of measure is only put in place when a coup has taken place – or is suspected.
UPDATE: The Telegraph is reporting that the capital Pyongyang is currently under lockdown.
New Focus International says the regime has restricted entry and exit permissions to Pyongyang three days ago. The source could not confirm whether this move was related to Kim Jong-un’s disappearance from the public eye for the past 26 days.