Kim Jong-un's Sister 'Has Baby'

      June 01, 2015 10:28

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong appeared in public for the first time in 47 days, with intelligences officials here speculating that she gave birth to her first baby.

      The official [North] Korean Central News Agency on Friday showed Kim Yo-jong as part of an entourage touring a new tree nursery with her brother.

      The last time she was seen in public was on April 12, when she accompanied the leader on a visit to Pyongyang's Sunan International Airport.

      The National Intelligence Service told lawmakers last month that Kim Yo-jong was pregnant and would give birth in May.

      Left: North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo-jong accompanies her brother to a new tree nursery in this picture published by the Rodong Sinmun daily on Friday. Right: Kim Yo-jong accompanies her brother on an inspection tour in this picture published by the Rodong Sinmun daily on April 12.

      North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun carried a photograph of Yo-jong with a protruding abdomen and swollen legs suggesting she had given birth recently. The NIS said her husband is believed to be a former classmate at Kim Il-sung University.

      Sources variously say he works for the Workers Party's Room 39, which manages Kim Jong-un's slush funds, or comes from an elite military contingent that guards the North Korean leader.

      Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un during the visit called for reforestation of the North's barren mountains. He is said to have executed a senior official responsible for reforestation programs.

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