The missing Kim Jong Un logo! North Korean TV clears the leader’s emblem in the background of several programs after changing his official title
- The emblem was covered with Kim Jong Un during several programs
- NK News reported that it had also been removed from 15-minute daily propaganda video
- The Korean leader cemented his rule in the country with a title change in July 2019
North Korean TV obscured Kim Jong Un’s commander-in-chief emblem after changing his official title as commander-in-chief.
The leader’s title was officially changed from commander in chief to head of state and army commander in July last year, helping to strengthen his rule in the country.
The logo, which consists of Marshal’s star and wreath, has been removed from several programs about the North Korean leader, as well as from a daily feature that shares the country’s propaganda slogans for the New Year.
Formerly: Kim Jong Un’s emblem was seen in the background of propaganda videos in North Korea
After: The emblem appeared to have been removed in the 15-minute propaganda video and in other programs about Kim Jong Un
According to NK News, the 15-minute propaganda video was edited sometime between February 18 and 19, the report said The New York Post.
The removal of the emblem is linked to the new constitutional changes that went into effect in July.
Earlier this month, Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance after a 20-day absence, sparking rumors of his health.
In April, there were reports that he had undergone heat surgery, with a Japanese facility claiming that the operation had gone awry and leaving the leader in a vegetative state and others claiming that he had died.
South Korean intelligence chief Suh Hoon spoke to a parliamentary committee on May 6, saying there was nothing to indicate that rumors of Kim’s ill health were true.
“The NOS judges that at least he has not undergone any heart-related procedure or surgery,” Commissioner Kim Byung-kee told reporters.
Pictured: Kim Jong Un is believed to first appear in public after a 20-day absence that raised rumors about his health, and suggestions that he had died as a result of failed heart surgery
Missing: The star and wreath emblem of a Marshal (pictured) has been removed from various programs on North Korean TV
“Normally, he performed his duties when he was not in the public eye. At least there is no heart-related health problem. ‘
But the legislator said Kim Jong Un has only made 17 public appearances so far this year, compared to an average of 50 from previous years, which the NIS attributed to a possible coronavirus outbreak in North Korea.
Since Kim came to power in 2011, the last few public appearances that Kim made during those months were 21 in 2017, according to a note by Chad O’Carroll, CEO of Korea Risk Group, a Seoul-based organization representing North Korea follows.