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A Burmese alias for Khun Sa (The As
Subject: A Burmese alias for Khun Sa (The Asian Age, 27/11/96.)
A Burmese alias for Khun Sa
The Asian Age, 27/11/96.
Bangkok, Nov. 26: Former opium merchant Khun Sa and three
of his Shan associates have adopted Burmese names to facilitate
business relations with foreign firms, the Bangkok Post
reported on Tuesday.
The report, from Chiang Rai in northernmost Thailand near the
Burma border, quoted a source as saying that former drug lord
Khun Sa now used the name Htet Aung and his son Chang
Weikang the name Soe Aung.
Khun Sa's original name was Chang Shifu.
The report said he had been prompted by Burma's military
rulers not to use the name Khun Sa and Group for his business
ventures which range from jewellery, transportation, tourism to
Khun Sa and most of his Mong Tai Army, who are wanted in
the US for drug trafficking, surrendered to Rangoon in January.
Other Khun Sa aides who were reported to have taken Burmese
names were Khun Sa's uncle Chang Binying, now called U See,
and Chang Usuchuan, called Thet Naung. (AFP)