Lao News:

Ex-Singaporean Diplomat Says ASEAN May Have to Expel Cambodia and Laos

PHNOM PENH — Former Singaporean diplomat Bilahari Kausikan said on Friday that Southeast Asian countries needed to consider revoking ASEAN membership for Cambodia and Laos for allowing an external power to exert influence on them, a thinly-veiled reference to their proximity to China. Bilahari Kausikan was speaking at a webinar organized by Singapore-based ISEAS Yusof […]

Thai Protests Inspire Rare Online Government Criticism in Neighboring Laos

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Exclusive: Taking power – Chinese firm to run Laos electric grid amid default warnings


Lao Farm Worker Beaten, Tied Up, in Dispute at Chinese Banana Plantation


 The United States’ longstanding support of the Lao health

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Human Rights:

Lao Christians Arrested, Held in Jail For Planning Funeral Rites

Four Lao Christians have been held in jail for over three months in the country’s Khammouane province for planning funeral rites—an exercise of religious freedom deemed by village authorities to have violated Lao customs and “divided community solidarity,” Lao sources say. The four were arrested on July 3 in Khammouane’s Phousath village after traveling there […]


USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Laos


Lao Migrant Goes Missing, Friends Suspect Government Abduction

China Named Worst Abuser of Internet Freedom in Freedom House Report

Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years

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Asian News:

US Citizen Jailed in Vietnam on ‘Overthrow’ Charge is Released, Sent Back Home

Michael Nguyen, a U.S. citizen of Vietnamese ethnicity jailed in Vietnam since last year on charges of attempting to overthrow the government, has been released from prison and allowed to return to his home in California, family and media sources said on Monday. Nguyen had been serving a 12-year term, but was suddenly sent home […]

Thai protests: Thousands gather in Bangkok to demand reforms

Thousands of Protesters in Thailand Rally Against Government


Xi Jinping’s assault on Hong Kong democracy activists is the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party’s cruelty and weakness

Arrests, Suspension of Vietnam Media Signal Crackdown

U.S. News:

Pentagon: State Department OKs Potential Arms Sales to Taiwan

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 100 Boeing-made Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems to Taiwan in a deal that has a potential value of up to $2.37 billion, the Pentagon said Monday. The move comes days after the State Department approved the potential sale of three other weapons systems to Taiwan, including […]

With Eye on China, India and US Sign Landmark Military Agreement

A Law and Order Refresher Course for Joe Biden


Underreported Coronavirus Facts

Ronna McDaniel

EXCLUSIVE OP-ED: Ronna McDaniel, ‘President Trump has time and again delivered on his pledge to cut taxes and expand opportunities for Asian Pacific American families’

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