According to one of his former officials, Kim Jong-Un, the president of North Korea, is in a coma, and his younger sister, Kim Yo-Jong, has been given more executive functions due to his critical condition.
Chang Song-Min was the top aide to former President Kim Dae-Jung, and he told local media in that country that Jong-Un’s health is very serious. He assured that “he is in a coma, but his life has not ended,”; and while this is denied or confirmed, it is Yo-Jong who is in charge of the North Korean government.
Although it has not yet been declared that Jong-Un’s younger sister is officially the successor in power, in practical matters, she is second in command when he is unable to perform his duties. The international press later reproduced Song-Min’s statements.
A complete succession structure has not been formed, but Kim Yo-Jong is coming to the fore as the vacuum in power cannot be maintained for an extended period.
—Chang Song-Min, former assistant to Kim Jong-Un
A few months ago, a strong rumor emerged that Kim Jong-Un had died of brain death after a very delicate surgery. The North Korean leader was absent for about twenty days, during which time it was announced that his younger sister Kim Yo-Jong could temporarily replace the North Korean President.
This rumor was later denied when the North Korean leader reappeared for the inauguration of a fertilizer company in May 2020.
In the same way as before, now the sources seem reliable, and it could be that Kim Jong-Un is actually in a coma, and the North Korean government is expected to make a statement on the state of health of its leader.