The eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had arranged to meet friends on Tuesday in Macau for dinner, but never made it. Photo: AFP

Murdered Kim Jong-nam ‘felt he was living on borrowed time’ in Macau

Half-brother of North Korean leader had grown more fearful of safety but led ‘relaxing’ life in gambling hub without bodyguards, friend reveals

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The eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had arranged to meet friends on Tuesday in Macau for dinner, but never made it. Photo: AFP
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.