Lao govt needs stronger mechanisms to minimise financial misconduct: NA

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – National Assembly (NA) members on Thursday urged the government to impose proper measures to address violations involving state finances after learning that this kind of crime is common.
During the debate session, which enabled Assembly members to comment on a report by the State Audit Organisation, lawmakers said it did not make much sense if the government did not act upon the findings of the audit body.
They also said the government should consider the possibility of allowing local authorities to spend public money not included in the state budget in cases of emergency, so they can deliver a timely response when natural disasters strike.


Ekaphone Phouthonesy