Law and judiciary

Crime and law enforcement

Laos, international organisations discuss ways to combat crime

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prosecutors, judiciary and law enforcement officials from central and provincial sectors and international organisations met recently in Xieng Khuang province to discuss ways to strengthen capacities to combat transnational organised crime, with a focus on narcotics, human trafficking and money laundering.The ...

Phomphong Laoin

Vientiane Traffic police start imposing harsher drunk driving penalties

Vientiane traffic police officers are beginning to issue stiffer fines and confiscate the licenses of drunk drivers in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents in the capital.According to a previous report from the police, drunk driving is a leading cause of road ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos PM calls for joint effort to combat drugs problem

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the continued participation of all sectors to combat drug trafficking.Mr Thongloun made the call on Tuesday in a message marking the 32nd anniversary of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos, Thailand extend partnership in border security cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — The Lao and Thailand governments are continuing to support each other in border security and preventing crossborder crimes, especially along the border between Xayaboury and Nan provinces.A cooperation document was signed at Hongsa Power Co., Ltd in Xayaboury province last week ...

Phomphong Laoin

Asean, China bolster police training against cross-border crime

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos joined China, other Asean, and neighbouring countries to discuss mutual support in developing police academies and training institutes.The cooperation was discussed during the 3rd China-Asean and Neighbouring Countries Police Academy Presidents Forum Law Enforcement Capacity Building Round Table Meeting in ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos, Singapore fight transnational crime

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Attorney-General’s Chambers of the Republic of Singapore (AGC) and the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor of Laos have agreed to work closely together in the fight against transnational, organised crime syndicates.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was recently signed by ...

News Desk

Forensic investigators receive training in Korea

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is supporting Lao police to attend a Capacity Building Programme for Forensic Science and Crime Investigation Technology, in the Republic of Korea.KOICA has invited 15 officials from the Ministry of Public Security to attend the ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Three Chinese Arrested in Laos for Passing Counterfeit Currency

Police in Laos this week arrested three Chinese nationals for trying to buy holiday clothing with counterfeit bills that a shopkeeper had noticed were marked by smeared ink, causing her to contact authorities, sources in Laos said.The suspects, two men and a woman, had recently ...

RFA’s Lao Service

37 Killed In Road Accidents During Pi Mai Lao Celebration

(KPL) Traffic Police have reported 37 people were killed and over 532 injured during the celebration of Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year B.E. 2562, between April 13 and 17, 2019.The number represented a 5 per cent decrease from the death toll reported during ...


Tougher measures must be enforced to curb Pi Mai Lao accident rate

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – People around the country are excitedly preparing to celebrate the Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) over four days of rituals and revelry next week.Meanwhile, in anticipation of the usual road carnage, state and private organisations are working together to try ...

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