Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was offered asylum by North Korea just before the US invasion in 2003. The intermediary was a Macau casino magnate. Photo: AFP
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was offered asylum by North Korea just before the US invasion in 2003. The intermediary was a Macau casino magnate. Photo: AFP
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Three strange links between Macau, North Korea: from Saddam Hussein to customs chief’s death

Casino deals, asylum offer for the Iraqi dictator and an unexplained demise

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was offered asylum by North Korea just before the US invasion in 2003. The intermediary was a Macau casino magnate. Photo: AFP
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was offered asylum by North Korea just before the US invasion in 2003. The intermediary was a Macau casino magnate. Photo: AFP
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