Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Armed group comes over to gov’t side

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:16

(Mizzima) – Two ethnic armed groups in Shan State have returned to the government’s “legal fold,” state-run media reported on Wednesday.

Eight members of a drug cartel run by fugitive Sai Naw Kham along Mekong River in Tachilek Township in Shan State have come over to the government side on April 23, according to an article in the state-run Myanmar Times.

Mizzima reported on Thursday that Naw Kham was arrested in Laos on Thursday and sent to China, according to Thai security forces. He was believed to be involved in the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year.

A 12-member group led by a man identified as “Lawsen” and a second 13-member group came over with a wide assortment of weapons at a military camp at Tachilek Station.

Officials said plans would be made for providing assistance for their social security and rehabilitation.

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