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Naw Kham's Family Hires HK Lawyer

17 October 2012

The family of Naw Kham, the accused drug lord who was found guilty by a Chinese court last month of masterminding the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in October 2011, has hired a solicitor from Hong Kong to represent him, according to the Shan Herald Agency for News. Nearly four weeks after his conviction, the ethnic Shan Burmese national has yet to be sentenced for the crime, which attracted intense interest in China and prompted increased security cooperation among the countries of the notorious Golden Triangle region, which includes China, Burma, Thailand and Laos.