North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on July 2. Photo: AFPNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on July 2. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on July 2. Photo: AFP

North Korea’s Kim scolds top officials over coronavirus complacency

  • Kim Jong-un rebuked party cadres for their ‘inattention’ in a rare public appearance – one of only seven since April
  • His absence from public life has raised speculation about the physical condition of the 36-year-old and his control of the state’s nuclear weapons

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on July 2. Photo: AFPNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on July 2. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on July 2. Photo: AFP
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