Lo Hsing Han

Lo Hsing Han

Lo Hsing Han aka Law Sit Han (zh-tsp|t=羅興漢|s=罗兴汉|p=Luó Xīnghàn; born 1935) is a former Burmese drug trafficker and present-day major Burmese business tycoon, with financial ties to Singapore. He is an ethnic Kokang. He reportedly started his opium-trafficking career as an anti-government insurgent in the 1950s. By the early 1970s he was an important figure in the Asian drug trade, before being arrested for treason in 1973 and sentenced to death. He was released in 1980 on general amnesty. In 1992, he founded the Asia World Company, allegedly as a front for his drug operations. His son, Steven Law, married to Cecilia Ng of Singapore in 1996, runs the company which won many multimillion-dollar contracts in construction and energy sector.

According to a report in "The Guardian", he helped organize the opulent 2006 wedding of the daughter of the Burmese dictator Than Shwe. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/burma/story/0,,2185561,00.html Drugs and astrology: how 'Bulldog' wields power] , The Guardian, October 11, 2007.]


* [http://www.singapore-window.org/sw05/051123au.htm "Singapore's hand in Golden Triangle"] by Michael McKenna at singapore-window.org, November 23, 2005

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