North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wept at a military parade and repeatedly apologized for his people’s suffering from a string of typhoons and COVID-19.
But the portly dictator isn’t channeling his Mister Rogers, analysts told The Post. He’s desperate.
Kim is pulling a “man-of-the-people” routine because North Koreans are coming to find out that just how bad life could get — from information being smuggled in via thumb drives and illegal radios, said Greg Scarlatoiu, executive director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
The people are learning about a food shortage — brought on by US-backed sanctions, the global pandemic and natural disasters — that could match a famine that took at least 2.5 million lives in the 1990s, when Kim’s father ruled.
Already, many families can’t afford two meals a day, some may even be starving and some are homeless, an independent expert told the United Nations this week.
The expert laid the blame at