Category Archives: Politics


Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending


In an effort to decrease frivolous spending, government officials have announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will be restricted for 2018, advising State agencies to accordingly utilize existing vehicles already at their disposal.

A five-page Prime Ministerial Order No.09 signed by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on May

Laos and France Bolsters Ties

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In an effort to propel Laos from Least Developed Country status by 2020, the French government is continuing to support and assist many sectors within the country.

Since 1994, the French Development Agency (AFD) has supplied EUR 80 million in loans and has dispensed EUR 150 million into grants, pledging …

2017 Road Tax Delayed Until August


With the Ministry of Finance issuing 2017 road tax stickers in August, vehicle owners should be prepared to pay a higher road tax this year.

Though an increase has been confirmed, the percentage it will be increased by is still undetermined. The Tax Department is currently in discussion with National …

National Assembly Opposes Sole Judge Court Proceedings


The National Assembly has voiced their opinion, opposing just one solitary judge presiding over court cases, big or small.

During the ongoing NA session on Wednesday, National Assembly members declared their stance at the debate on the amendment, emphasizing that having a solitary judge overseeing a case is an easy …

Ministry of Finance Opens Hotline for Public

The Prime Minister’s Office has established a hotline for the general public to utilize, if and when members of the community  wish to be heard about concerns they may have on financial matters.

Thanks to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the Ministry of Finance has opened a hotline ‘1519’ so that

Vice President Tackles Corruption Within Organizations

Organization directors have been notified by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh that corruption uncovered within their organization, including subordinates serving under their supervision, will not be tolerated and will lead to dismissal.

The motion was put forth to handle and control corruption within the government and to prevent it from escalating

Liberia Seeks Assistance from Laos in Rice Production and Sustainability

Liberia Seeks Laos Assistance

Liberia’s recently accredited ambassador to Lao PDR, Dudley McKinley Thomas, has presented his Letters of Credence to President Bounnhang Vorachith, during an official ceremony at the presidential palace.

Ambassador Thomas is the first Liberian Envoy accredited to Laos since the two countries established diplomatic relations on August 12, 2016.


Lao Government Authorizes Draft Laws for Parliamentary Debate

Laos Draft Laws

Seven new and amended draft laws were approved by the government cabinet on Thursday,

which will be submitted for debate to the upcoming ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA) scheduled for April.

Cabinet members and invited guests attended the day-and-a-half meeting and entrusted the pertinent ministries to revise the