Law and judiciary

Laos: Govt partners in global war on drugs at airports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is working closely with international organisations to bolster the fight against illicit drugs at airports, through an interdiction task force.The issue is being discussed at the 9th Asean Airport Interdiction Task Force meeting taking place in Vientiane from November ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos to have law on gender equality

Lao Women’s Union President, Dr Inlavanh Keobounphan, on Thursday asked the National Assembly to consider and approve a new law in support of gender equality.She presented a draft of the Law on Gender Equality for lawmakers to discuss and approve, saying the legislation was needed ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

New film law will strengthen Laos' movie industry: Culture minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos’ film industry will get a major boost in the coming years after the introduction of the Law on Film, according to the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.Prof. Dr Kikeo, who assumed the top post at ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Govt proposes amendment to Enterprise Bankruptcy Law in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has asked the National Assembly to approve an amendment to the Law on Enterprise Bankruptcy, hoping that the change will improve the business climate in Laos.Minister of Justice Mr Xaysy Santivong on Tuesday presented a draft of the revised ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao Woman Gets Five Years for Criticizing Government on Facebook

Authorities in Laos last week sentenced a woman to five years in prison for criticizing the government on Facebook.Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, also known by her nickname Mouay, was arrested Sept. 12 after she voiced her concern about the government response to flooding in the country’s ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Laos tackle mounting number of social issues

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Most of the social problems occurring in Laos involve theft, drug abuse, loans and divorce, the President of the People’s Supreme Court, Mr Khampha Sengdara, told the National Assembly on Wednesday.These issues were highlighted in Mr Khampha’s report on the work ...

Times Reporters

Police warn public over car break-ins

The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is warning motorists to take steps to protect their vehicles following a spate of car burglaries, with the most recent incident occurring on Monday night in Nakham village, Sikhottabong district.The window of a car that was parked outside a restaurant ...

Phomphong Laoin

Chinese Embassy, Lao Police Deport 137 Scammers

The Chinese Embassy to Laos has urged Lao people to be wary of groups of Chinese scammers after the deportation of 137 Chinese nationals on Tuesday.Some 137 Chinese nationals were arrested and deported back to China on Tuesday after involvement in a “boiler room” type ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Woman Held For 'Defaming' Laos is Refused Family Visits

A Lao woman arrested on Sept. 12 on charges of defaming the country is still being kept from seeing family members until completion of a police investigation into her activities, sources told RFA’s Lao Service on Thursday.Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, was arrested on Sept. 12 after ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Lao law enforcement agencies mull ways to combat transnational crime

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prosecutors, judiciary and law enforcement agencies from the southern provinces along with experts from ILSTA, Canada and the University of Luxembourg last week met in Khammuan province to discuss the combatting of transnational organised crime.The conference focused on the trade in ...

Phomphong Laoin

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