Laos Moves Up Six Positions in Corruption Index for 2021
Over the last few years, Laos has steadily climbed the ranking. Its ranking rose from 135 in 2017 to 132 in 2018, 130 in 2019, but it dropped to 134 in 2020. To promote transparency in Laos, the government has focused on developing anti-corruption knowledge ...
Laos govt highlights efforts against graft for anti-corruption day
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has been focusing on anti-corruption awareness-raising among civil servants and students to increase transparency in the country, according to a leading official.President of the Government Inspection Authority and Head of the Anti-Corruption Authority, Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Bounthong Chitmany ...
Laos ministry issues regulation for village financial administration
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Finance has ruled that village authorities have no right to impose their budget plans independently as they are part of the state administration and subject to implementing the budget law.Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Douangdy signed the ministerial decision ...
New guidance requires state investment projects to undergo bidding
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – State-funded projects must be allocated through a bidding process when it comes to hiring consulting companies and firms to carry out feasibility studies, surveys and project designs, to ensure effective use of government money, a new regulation requires.Minister of Planning and ...
Issuing duplicate land titles will incur harsh penalties: Vientiane authorities
Vientiane authorities have warned that officials who knowingly issue duplicate land titles will face strong disciplinary action, with land disputes continuing to persist.Violators will be charged with producing fake documents under Article 364 of the Criminal Law, Director of the Vientiane Natural Resource and Environment ...
Don’t abuse power for personal gain, Lao govt warns
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – The government has warned civil servants not to abuse their positions of power for personal gain or to benefit their relatives and others close to them, or they will face disciplinary action.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently signed a Governmental Decree on ...
Laos' Ministers must return their surplus cars: Deputy PM
Ministers and deputy ministers who have more cars than stipulated under Prime Ministerial Decree No. 15 issued in 2017 will have to return them to the state, a senior government leader has said.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, told Vientiane Times ...
1,285 people involved in corruption with 999 billion kip lost in Laos
Some 1,285 people have been found to be involved in corrupt practices, defrauding the government of 999 billion kip, a government inspection carried out in 2018 revealed.Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith delivered the news to the National Assembly (NA) on Friday after the Government Inspection Authority ...
Laos ‘Disciplines’ Hundreds of Corrupt Officials in Recent Months, Jails Few
The Lao government has disciplined more than 200 officials involved in taking bribes or embezzlement in recent months as part of a bid to crackdown on rampant corruption in the Southeast Asian nation, but few have been held criminally accountable for their actions.Earlier this week, ...
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More than a thousand projects implemented unlawfully, Lao inspector says
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – As many as 1,225 state investment projects have been implemented unlawfully over the past years, the Government Inspection Authority (GIA) reported this week.In 2017, the State Auditing Organisation (SAO) recommended GIA to inspect the projects after learning of irregularities.More ...