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US suspends visas from Myanmar, Laos following refusal to take back deported citizens

The Trump administration has suspended the issuing of visas to citizens of the Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar and Laos, following both governments’ refusal to take back citizens who had been ordered deported from the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday afternoon it had ordered the State Department to sanction visas for Myanmar […]

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Lao Families Fear Getting Cheated by Developers of New SEZ in Champasak Province

Nearly 150 families in six villages in Khong district of southwestern Laos’ Champasak province say they do not want to give up their homes and land to a special economic zone planned for their area and that they fear that project developers will not compensate them fairly. The first phase of the Mahanathy Siphandone special […]

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Laos faces structural issues despite robust expansion

LAOS IS STILL grappling with several challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of the country’s economy when compared to regional peers. Macroeconomic instability remains a worry even though Laos’s economic growth rate has been relatively high compared to that of other Asean countries. The growth rate is still vulnerable and unsustainable […]

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Pak Lay Dam to Displace Residents in More Than 20 Villages in Northwestern Laos

At least 1,000 families from 20-some villages in northwestern Laos’ Xayaburi province will be forced to relocate if infrastructure officials move ahead with plans to build a fourth hydropower dam on the Lower Mekong River, a provincial official said Monday. The Pak Lay hydropower project is located downstream of the Xayaburi dam, which is now […]

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ວ່າດ້ວຍເຣື່ອງການຈ້າງເຂົ້າເຮັດວຽກ

ລິ້ງ ວີດີໂອ ກົດທີ່ນີ້ ວ່າດ້ວຍເລື່ອງການຈ້າງເຂົ້າເຮັດວຽກ ບ້ານເຮົາເພີ່ນເນັ້ນພັດທະນາບ້ານເມືອງ ຈົນລືມພັດທະນາບຸກຄະລາກອນຂອງຊາດ ທາງຄອນກຣີດ ເພີ່ນສ້າງມາໃຫ້ເດັກນ້ອຍນັກຮຽນທີ່ຮຽນຈົບມາແລ້ວ ເງີນບໍ່ເຖິງ ບໍ່ມີເສັ້ນມີສາຍ ບໍ່ໃດ້ເຮັດວຽກ ອຸກບໍ່ມີບ່ອນລະບາຍ ເອົາຫົວແດ໊ດພື້ນຫຼີ້ນໆຄາຍຄຽດ ………..ນະໂຍບາຍ………….. ເປີດກ້ວາງໃຫ້ຊາວຕ່າງຊາດເຂົ້າມາລົງທືນໃນລາວ ພາຍໃຕ້ເງື່ອນໃຂ ຕ້ອງໃຫ້ປະຊາຊົນລາວໃດ້ມີວຽກເຮັດ ງານທຳ ມີລາຍຮັບລາຍໃດ້ຮ່ວມ ແຕ່ ສູດທ້າຍ ພວກເຕັກນິກ ພວກກົນຈັກ ວິຊາການ ເຂົາຂົນມາແຕ່ບ້ານເຂົາຫມົດ ຍ້ອນບຸກຄະລາກອນລາວ ມັນສະຫມອງບໍ່ເຖິງ ພວກຫົວເຖີງແນ່ກະໄປດຳນາຫມົດ ເຂົາຫາບໍ່ເຫັນ ສູດທ້າຍ ຄົນລາວກະເປັນແຄ່ ຂີ້ຂ້າຮັບຈ້າງລາຍວັນ ໃຫ້ເຂົາຂົ່ມເຫັງ ເງີນຄ່າຈ້າງກະນ້ອຍ ທ້າຍທີ່ສຸດ ຫນີໄປກຣີດຍາງຢູ່ໄທ ດີກວ່າໃດ້ມື້1/300฿ ບໍ່ມັກກະເລື່ອນຜ່ານ ດ່າໃດ້ແຕ່ຢ່າແຮງ ໃຜເຫັນດີກະສົ່ງເຂົ້າແນ່ເດີ ບໍ່ເກີນຄຸກບັງເຢາະ

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Lao Banana Workers Sickened by Chemicals Used on Farms

Lao workers at Chinese-operated banana plantations are falling ill in large numbers from exposure to chemicals used on the farms, with many suffering from respiratory or liver problems, sources in the Southeast Asian nation say. Lao government orders began closing down the environmentally destructive farms in the country’s northern provinces in January 2017, with the […]

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Laos Announces Another Controversial Dam on the Mekong

PHNOM PENH — The Laos government has announced plans for a fourth major dam on the Mekong mainstream just months after the feasibility of another of its hydroelectric projects was thrown into question by a delayed power deal. Laos notified the Mekong River Commission (MRC) last week of its intention to build a 770 megawatt […]

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UN Committee Set to Examine Civil and Political Rights in Laos

A U.N. review of the rights record of Laos scheduled for July should look closely into the condition of civil and political rights in the Southeast Asian country, focusing on reports in recent years of forced disappearances and harsh prison terms handed out to critics of the country’s government, two Paris-based rights groups say. Numerous […]