The report cited two nameless sources from North Pyongan and South Pyongan provinces who stated native authorities officers issued orders for girls to vary their start certificates within the cities of Jeongju and Pyongsong.
One of many residents instructed Radio Free Asia that “the Ministry of Safety in Jeongju Metropolis summoned ladies registered with the resident registration division beneath the title ‘Ju Ae’ to the Ministry of Security to vary their names.” Officers stated the title is now reserved for individuals of “the very best dignity,” per the unnamed resident.
Latest consideration on Kim Ju Ae, the one one in every of Kim’s youngsters to be revealed to the general public, “has led to hypothesis that she is perhaps groomed to succeed her father,” Insider wrote. Ju Ae, believed to be ten years previous, made her public debut at an intercontinental ballistic missile launch late final 12 months. She was additionally in attendance at a highly publicized state banquet, the place she took images with North Korea’s high generals.
The title change directive follows what The Guardian calls “a practice upheld by the reclusive state’s ruling Kim dynasty.” The 12 months earlier than assuming the position because the nation’s chief, Kim ordered these holding the title “Jong Un,” to vary their start certificates legally.
“The directive was ‘voluntary,'” Soo Kim, a former CIA analyst, instructed Insider, “however as we all know, few issues are voluntary in North Korea, particularly with regards to orders from the management.” Whereas “this most up-to-date title ban isn’t something out of the odd for North Korea,” Kim says it is early to find out if Kim’s daughter is being groomed for management. Nonetheless, she added that the current public look reveals that he desires his baby to be seen.