Lao Inspection Reveals 1,002 Cases of Corruption in 2018

Laos’ Ministry of Public Works and Transport has informed state inspectors at their annual meeting that its investigation unit found that hundreds of its employees engaged in corruption in 2018.Of the 1,002 cases that were uncovered, about 850 workers were disciplined and 55 were prosecuted ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Overvalued project costs more than double standard price: Lao minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many state infrastructure development projects were found to be hugely overvalued with some priced at more than double the standard unit price, a minister has said.The government could save more than 3.5 trillion kip (almost US$419 million) from these following inspections ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Savannakhet disciplines 40 provincial officials

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The provincial Party and State Inspection Committee of Savannakhet has disciplined 40 officials with details reported at their provincial inspection meeting last week.A provincial authority official, who wished to remain anonymous, told Vientiane Times by telephone on Tuesday that the breaches ...

Khonesavanh Latsaphao

Eradicating nepotism in civil service recruitment in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently warned ministries and provincial and district administrations to put a stop to nepotism when it comes to recruiting civil servants.The warning came after the government acknowledged that instances of hiring the relatives of or people close ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Civil servant recruitment must be ‘fair, just, qualified and open”: PM

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ministries and other state entities to ensure that recruitment of new civil servants this year is carried out in a ‘fair, just, open and qualified’ manner.The premier recently issued Decision No. 5 allocating a certain ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Get everyone involved in fight against corruption, Lao anti-graft body says

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Government Inspection Authority (GIA) has told law enforcement agencies to create conditions that enable people from all walks of life to participate in the fight against corruption.GIA Chairman Dr Bounthong Chitmany recently issued an instruction in this regard to facilitate ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Room to improve for Laos in global corruption index

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos scored 29 points and maintained the same position as it did in 2017 in Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which was released on Tuesday.Scores on the index range from 0 to 100 where 0 represents extremely corrupt and ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Police who use position for personal gain should be disciplined

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The case of a well-known Lao businessman who was fined over a dubious traffic offence has been a hot topic on social media after he referred the incident to the court of public opinion.The man was driving a Jeep on Road ...

News Desk

Savannakhet disciplines dozens of officials over misconduct

Savannakhet province has disciplined more than 30 officials and many others are being investigated over various forms of misconduct and corruption, local media reported.Five officials were found to have been involved in issuing 247 fake work permits to foreign workers, resulting in losses of more ...

Times Reporters

Govt awareness raising focus marks International Anti-Corruption Day

The government has been focusing on anti-corruption awareness raising among officials and students as it marks the 15th anniversary of International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9).More ...

Times Reporters

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