Category Archives: Politics


Lao Leaders Commemorate Anniversary of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party

Lao Revolutionary Leaders

Party and government leaders, led by President Bounnhang Vorachi, laid a wreath at the Monument of Unknown Soldiers on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, offering thanks and respect for the fearless revolutionary spirit of those who laid down their lives for the revolutionary …

Laos and Australia Strengthen Ties Amid ASEAN Summit

PM Thongloun Sisoulith and PM Malcolm Turnbull

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held bilateral talks on Saturday, amid the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, which was held in Sydney from March 17-18.

The two premiers agreed to strengthen ties and cooperation between their two countries in a broad range of fields, including agriculture, …

Laos and Thailand Cooperate on Migrant Worker Issues

Migrant Workers Thailand

The government of Thailand has promised support for Lao migrant workers living in the country, and will offer assistance to Lao workers who want to return home to Laos.

The Thai government has said it will upgrade the nationality status of Lao workers in Thailand.

The Thai Minister of Labor, …

Cambodian Troops Begin Live-fire Drills at Laos Border

Cambodian Troops Train Laos Border

Cambodian troops stationed on the border with Laos commenced live-fire drills yesterday, just six months after a flare-up caused severe border tensions between the two countries.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen created Infantry Brigade 128 last August after a confrontation with the Lao military. The brigade is now using …

Lao Casino Operator Zhao Wei Rejects US Sanctions

Zhao Wei, the Chinese national who operates the Kings Romans Casino in Laos, has rejected the US Treasury Department’s claims that his organization is involved in illegal activities.

Zhao issued a statement in writing and by video on Saturday in both Chinese and Lao languages, calling the US stipulation “a …

Lao Inmates Break Out of Cambodian Prison

Lao Prisoners Break Out Stung Treng Prison

Five Lao prisoners made an attempted escape from Stung Treng provincial prison on Saturday, but were recaptured before venturing far.

Security guards fired warning shots into the air as the five prisoners, all from Laos, broke through an exit gate. The inmates made their escape attempt during shower time as …

Mongolia to provide Sheep to Lao People’s Army

Mongolian Sheep in Laos

The Mongolian government has agreed to provide 1,000 sheep to the Lao People’s Army battalion in Xieng Khouang Province.

A meeting was held between Mongolian Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Janimkhan Saulye and Governor of Xieng Khouang Province Somkot Mangomek last week. The two ministers discussed socio-economic …

Lao-Thai Railway to Begin Phase II (Thanalaeng to Khamsavath)

Lao Thai Railway Extension

The Lao-Thai Railway Construction Project, Phase II (Section II), which will run 7.5km from Thanalaeng Station in Hadxayfong District, to Vientiane Station in Khamsavath Village, Saysettha District, is to go ahead after a consulting company has been chosen to oversee the project.

A ceremony was held in Vientiane on Tuesday …