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, authorities in Xiengkhouang province “re-educated” 16 state officials, demoted two, and warned another nine after they were found to have embezzled “several million dollars,” according to state media reports.


RFA’s Lao Service