Sept. 14 (UPI) — Kim Yo Jong continues to remain out of the public spotlight ahead of an October anniversary and the U.S. presidential election in November, after last being seen on July 27 at a public event marking the 67th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.
Musician Hyon Song Wol, one of the few women in the senior ranks of government, is becoming more visible amid Kim's absence, South Korean news service News 1 reported Monday.
Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, became more prominent on the political stage following her appointment to the Politburo in April. She has also issued statements addressing the United States and South Korea in her name.
Kim Yo Jong has been missing from recent field guidance visits. As recently as July 22, she was seen at her brother's side at the Kwangchon Chicken Farm.
Meanwhile, Hyon was seen in North Korean television footage that …