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  1. News - China - EXECUTION

    Naw Kham executed over murder of Chinese sailors; TV broadcast blasted

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Verna Yu

    ... lord Naw Kham and three accomplices were executed in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province. Their appeals were rejected last month. CCTV showed Naw Kham taken from his cell by two armed police ...

  2. News - China

    Briefs, September 22, 2012

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on the internet showing him smiling at the scene of a collision that killed 36 passengers. Fiona Tam Prime suspect in killing of sailors pleads guilty Naw Kham, the principal suspect in the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year, pleaded guilty at his trial with five others in the city of Kunming, Yunnan province. Naw Kham denied plotting the attack on Thursday. However, ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    China considered using drone in Myanmar to kill wanted drug lord

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com After wanted Naw Kham eluded capture, China weighed using unmanned aircraft on foreign soil Drone attack was eyed to kill drug lord in Myanmar The hunt ... Yuejin, director of the public security ministry's anti-drug bureau, said one of the plans to end the months-long manhunt for drug lord Naw Kham was to strafe a mountain hideout ...

  4. News - China

    China considered drone strike on foreign soil in hunt for drug lord

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 04:05pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the months-long manhunt for drug lord Naw Kham was to strafe a mountain hideout in north-eastern Myanmar using unmanned aircraft. Naw Kham was the ring leader of a large drug trafficking outfit based ... on the Mekong River in Thailand left 13 sailors dead in October that year. Joint investigations by police from China, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar eventually linked the attack to Naw Kham and triggered ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentences for Mekong River murderers of 13 Chinese sailors

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Sailors' murderers sentenced to death Four men, including notorious Myanmese militia ringleader and drug lord Naw Kham, were sentenced to death yesterday for murdering 13 Chinese sailors aboard two ... They were also fined a total of 6 million yuan (HK$7.38 million). Naw Kham, 44, was a drug trafficker in the Golden Triangle, an illicit opium-producing region in Southeast Asia spanning areas ...

  6. Suspect in Mekong killings handed over

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Xinhua reported that Naw Kham, who authorities said was in charge of an armed drug-trafficking syndicate, was flown to Beijing on a specially chartered flight from Vientiane, the capital of Laos. ... signed by the public security ministries of both China and Laos, Naw Kham was extradited to China, although he is a Burmese national and the murders took place in waters under Thailand's ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    CCTV 'to broadcast live execution of Mekong River massacre drug smugglers'

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 09:40am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Burmese former drug lord Naw Kham and three of his fellow drug smugglers are scheduled to be executed this afternoon, and CCTV plans to do a live broadcast as the men are each given a lethal injection. Chinese state media have identified the other three men as Hsang Kham, Yi Lai, and Zha Xika. They along with Naw were part of a group that ambushed two Chinese cargo ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Alleged kingpin of Mekong River massacre changes his tune

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... trial in Kunming, Yunnan. Naw Kham and five others from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are facing charges of intentional homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping and hijacking stemming from the October 5 attack on two Chinese cargo ships. On the first of what is expected to be a three-day trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Kunming, prosecutors said Naw Kham, 43, planned ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... I don't know which part of me is 'red'. Produce the evidence if you can Exco member Cheung Chi-kong defends his appointment to the University Grants Committee   China has its own Monroe Doctrine … and this is the Pancho Villa case of the Mekong Academic Paul Chambers on the hunt for drugs kingpin Naw Kham   [It] isn't worth squat to have the fastest car ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    Drugs worth HK$3 billion seized in Mekong crackdown

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... murders of 13 Chinese sailors in the Golden Triangle region, notorious for drug production and trafficking and extortion gangs. In March, China executed the ringleader, Myanmar citizen Naw Kham ... of Naw Kham, they had seen a "dramatic decline" in the activities of drug rings and criminals in the Mekong region and Golden Triangle. Their success has been seen in tighter supplies ...




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