September 26, 2023

Kim Jong Un still a no-show, but coup unlikely

N. Korean leader’s absence continues, but signs point to Kim remaining in power

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke his precedent of midnight appearances for a Party Foundation Day anniversary on Friday and remains a no-show, a name list published by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) indicated.

North Korea watchers had expected Kim Jong Un to appear at the mausoleum, with his disappearance from public view now continuing for more than one month, yet the KCNA article made no mention of his attendance.