The emblem, consisting of a star and a marshal’s crown, was conspicuously absent from several programs on Kim and concealed in a segment broadcast daily on Korean central television, NK News reported on Friday.
The symbol was concealed in a 15-minute video on the country’s New Year’s propaganda slogans, which are usually broadcast once a day. The video was edited between February 18 and 19, according to NK News.
According to the publication, the removal of the emblem may be linked to constitutional changes last year that removed the term “supreme commander”. After the change, Kim was appointed as the commander-in-chief.
The news of the missing emblem comes as speculation continues to mount over the fate of the notoriously reclusive chief.