Kim Jong-un appears in public: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

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Kim Jong Un was reported to be alongside sister Kim Yo Jong (photo from 2018) (Image: Getty Images)

The North Korean dictator, 36, is reported to have he attended a completion ceremony at a fertiliser factory in Sunchon, a city in South Pyongan Province, according to Yonhap.

The reports originated in North Korean state media and have not been independently verified.

Sister Kim Yo Jong also attended and no pictures of the visit – thought to be a ribbon-cutting ceremony- have been released.

“The completion ceremony of the Suncheon Infertilizer Factory, which stands out as the main fertilizer production base, was held on May 1, which is the international holiday of workers around the world,” CCB said, according to Yonhap.

“Our party, the Supreme Commander of the People’s Republic of Korea, and comrade Kim Jong-un, the leading leader of the country’s armed forces, attended the completion ceremony.”

His health has been the source of much speculation in recent days.

“Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

This expression comes from the famous American author Samuel Clemens, whose pen name was Mark Twain. Despite being one of the most well known authors today, in the year 1897, Mark Twain was in debt. He had decided to travel to London in order to do a speaking tour, in order to earn more money and pay off his debts.

Somehow, a rumor began that he was sick, and the rumor grew until many people believed he had died. According to legend, a reporter found Mark Twain, and asked him what comment he had about the rumor that he was dead. As the story goes, Mark Twain replied, Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Today Kim Jong-un made first public appearance for 20 days, North Korean state media say, amid speculation over his health

It seems 123 years later the press are still prone to exaggerate or as it is fondly know today to give ‘FAKE NEWS’ The media circus announcing Kim Jong-un death clearly jumped to the wrong conclusion as to why the North Korean Leader was not seen. Pherhps we could have speculated he was carrying out social distancing.

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