"Please stop Crony capitalism-nization in Myanmar Now!"
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Detained Godfather’s aide in China as “state witness”

Sai Aung Myat who was whisked off to China on Tuesday, 28 August, after Burmese authorities had categorically refused to extradite him last month was there as a state witness, according to a military intelligence officer.
Sai Aung Myat aka Zien Hong, 42, is deputy # 2 to Sai Naw Kham who was captured on Laotain soil on 25 April and turned over to China on 10 May. The first deputy Hsang Kham was arrested by Thai authorities on 20 April. All of them are prime suspects to the killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong near the Golden Triangle last 5 October.
Naw Kham (C), a drug lord suspected of masterminding the murders of 13 Chinese sailors on Oct. 5, 2011, is interrogated by Chinese and Myanmar military and police officers in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 22, 2012. A team of Myanmar military and police officers arrived Wednesday in Kunming to interrogate Naw Kham, who is believed to be associated with the Mekong River murders in October 2011, at the invitation of China's Ministry of Public Security. (Xinhua/Li Fangyu)
“His wife Nang Awn was told by an MAS (Military Affairs Security) officer that she could expect his return within a week,” the source close to Sai Aung Myat’s family was quoted as saying.
Both Chinese and Thai law enforcement have reported that Naw Kham has already confessed to his involvement in the killing that culminated in the establishment of a joint 4 nation security force along the Mekong. However, Sai Aung Myat himself has denied any knowledge to the deed.
Naw Kham, former officer in the now defunct Mong Tai Army (MTA) of Khun Sa (1934-2007) and later The leader of a People’s Militia Force (PMF) in Tachilek, opposite Thailand’s Maesai, is being charged with committing 28 acts of crime that have resulted in 16 killed and 3 others injured.
Sai Aung Myat himself has already been interrogated by Chinese investigators twice in Kengtung.
According to sources in Kengtung, Sai Aung Myat was moved to the Kengtung prison before leaving for China by Burmese officials after they were “hounded all the time" by Chinese investigators who refused to leave the Shan State’s eastern capital until their hosts relented and agreed to transfer him “temporarily” to China.
According to Chiangmai News, it was Olarn Somphongphand aka Chamras Phacharoen, 60, an influential Thai, who had conspired with Naw Kham to plant the 920,000 speed pills on the 2 Chinese ships where the ill-fated 13 sailors were working with. Both ships were reportedly linked to Zhao Wei, the owner of the Kings Romans casino on the Laotian side of the Golden Triangle. Chamras is currently on the run.

Leave a Reply