North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un deliberately faked his death to ‘fish out’ traitors in his circle as reported by WION
Last week there were reports of Kim Jong-un being dead from an unsuccessful heart surgery but the Dictator was later spotted in public.
According to Sky News Australia reports, Kim may have intentionally pretended to be dead to expose any untrustworthy individuals in his administration.
Kim disappeared from state media for three weeks, quite unusual of him. This generated a series of rumours that the Dictator’s health is deteriorating and possibly he’s dead.
These rumours were quashed when a North Korea based media shared photographs and video of Kim at a sod-cutting ceremony for the inauguration of a fertiliser plant.
Sky Outsiders host James Morrow told Australian viewers that Kim Jong may have been pulling a “classic Stalinist manoeuvre” to observe how the public will behave.
Well, he got some response as his reappearance into the spotlight ruined the credibility of high profile defectors who had opined that Kim Jong was suffering from a life-threatening illness or had even died.
One of such defectors, Thae Yong-ho, was North Korea’s deputy ambassador to Britain, where he managed secret funds for Kim. Thae fled to South Korea in 2016 and was one of a pair of defectors elected to parliament last month.
“I am aware that one of the reasons why many of you voted for me as a lawmaker is with the expectations of an accurate analysis and projections on North Korean issues,” Thae said in a statement. “I feel the blame and heavy responsibility.”
“Whatever the reasons, I apologise to everyone.” He added