A idolatria ao serviço do Querido Irmão.
Ending months of speculation, Daily NK has learned that Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, has been put in charge of idolization projects for the leadership within the Propaganda and Agitation Department [PAD], while the head of the group, Kim Ki Nam, has been relegated to a supportive role therein.
A source close to North Korea in Japan told Daily NK on the 20th, “Kim Yo Jong is assisting in consolidating Kim Jong Un’s power, which is what her aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, once did. As vice director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department, Kim Yo Jong is actually in power and leading idolization projects related to Kim Jong Un.”
This news was corroborated by an additional source within North Korea, but for her safety Daily NK cannot release her region.
The source added that Kim Jong Un, currently in his fourth year at the helm of North Korea, directly assigned his sister to the project in order to fortify idolization projects perpetuating the regime’s cult of personality, a cornerstone of the system.
“It is said that Kim Jong Un has the utmost trust and confidence in his sister,” he asserted, speculating that Kim Jong Un saw his sister as the most apt person to undertake the task of promulgating the “Greatest Dignity,” given that she herself shares the legitimating bloodline [Baekdu bloodline] of the North Korean leadership widely and frequently proclaimed by official propaganda outlets.
Her status as his biological sister places her on a pedestal of trust amid the leader’s cycle of purges, which the source described as “indicative of Kim Jong Un’s overall lack of trust among the Party cadres surrounding him.”