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9 army men arrested for killing Chinese sailors on Mekong River: Thai police chief


09:58, October 29, 2011

BANGKOK, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Nine army men have turned themselves in and confessed to killing 13 Chinese sailors on Mekong River in Golden Triangle earlier this month, Thai police chief said Friday.

The suspects were servicemen of the Third Military Command of the Thai Army, which guards the northern border of Thailand, said Thai police chief Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong.

Priewpan said the army and the government were not behind the killing. He said the police suspect the servicemen acted on the order of some local tycoons and further investigation is underway.

The victims aboard two cargo ships were shot dead by a group of gunmen on Oct. 5 in a section of Mekong River that forms the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Their bodies were found and salvaged from the river in northern Thailand afterward.


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xiuhuige at 2011-10-30220.248.237.*
China goverment shpuld sentence the 9 army men to death and fine them .
ari at 2011-10-29115.134.72.*
This is too patchy. Too many questions remained to be answered. How could military men - 9 of them - act without some senior commanding officer"s or officers" knowledge? It reeks of the same racialism exhibited by the Vietnamese, and other SE Asian ruling elites. Expect the same from Burma one day. This is what you get when the government in beijing is perceived to be weak, effete, cowardly with no spine, indecisive and fearful of consequences in matters which require firm, courageous and strong response.
Thai Rated 3rd in Asian at 2011-10-2975.72.239.*
tlike your let me know many news of China and other countries and the articles are good

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