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Laos once considered the letter R a Western interloper. The Internet helped bring it back.

SAVANNAKHET, Laos — Listen closely in Laos and you can hear a linguistic renaissance. It sounds a lot like the letter R. Forty-five years ago, Laos’s communist government officially dropped the “R” sound from the Lao alphabet, calling it a symbol of foreign influence. But the widening reach of the Internet in one of Southeast […]

Lao News

The fight tearing apart a Virginia Buddhist temple: A monk arrested, worshipers banned from their parents’ graves and a questionable loan

CATLETT, Va. — The brightly painted temple nestled in the farmlands of Fauquier County has been a beacon to thousands of American Buddhists for decades, beckoning devout daily visitors and once-a-year pilgrims alike through its soaring red front gate. But in recent months, the message coming from Wat Lao Buddhavong has not been one of […]

Human Rights

Lao Migrant Goes Missing, Friends Suspect Government Abduction

A Lao migrant who had been living in Thailand lost contact with his friends and relatives after visiting family in Laos last month, leading his contacts to suspect that Lao authorities might have abducted him over his involvement in a pro-democracy protest at the Lao embassy in Bangkok. Phetphouthon Philachane, 44, entered Vientiane on November […]

Asian News

Vietnamese Defense Paper Warns of “Interference” in Its Relations with Cambodia

PHNOM PENH — Vietnam has raised concerns about “interference” and “division” in its bilateral ties with Cambodia in the recently released “Defense White Paper 2019”, with observers saying it was likely referring to Phnom Penh’s growing proximity to Beijing. Vietnam’s defense ministry released the “Defense White Paper 2019” on November 25, with VOA Khmer obtaining […]

Lao News

ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ແລະ ສປປ ລາວ ດຳເນີນກອງປະຊຸມ ປຶກສາຫາລື ວຽກງານປ້ອງກັນຊາດ ສອງຝ່າຍ ປະຈຳປີ ຄັ້ງທີ 14

ທີ່ນະຄອນຫລວງວຽງຈັນ, ສປປ ລາວ – ໃນວັນທີ 5 ທັນວາ 2019, ທ່ານ ນາງ ຣີນາ ບິດເຕີ, ເອກອັກຄະລັດຖະທູດ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈຳ ສປປ ລາວ ແລະ ເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ອາວຸໂສ ຈາກສູນບັນຊາການກອງທັບ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈຳພາກພື້ນອີນໂດ-ປາຊິຟິກ (USINDOPACOM) ໄດ້ພົບປະກັບເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ອາວຸໂສ ຈາກກະຊວງປ້ອງກັນປະເທດ ແຫ່ງ ສປປ ລາວ ໃນການປຶກສາຫາລືວຽກງານປ້ອງກັນຊາດສອງຝ່າຍ (BDD) ຄັ້ງທີ 14. ໂດຍການເປັນເຈົ້າພາບ ຂອງ ທ່ານ ພົນຈັດຕະວາ ແກ່ນຈັນ ນັນທະລັງສີ, ຫົວໜ້າກົມພົວພັນຕ່າງປະເທດ ກະຊວງປ້ອງກັນປະເທດ, ໃນການປຶກສາຫາລື ເຊິ່ງໄດ້ຈັດຂື້ນຢູ່ທີ່ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ. ທ່ານ ພົນຕີ ຊູຊານ ວາເຣສ-ລູມ, ຜູ້ຊ່ວຍກອງກໍາລັງພົນ ສູນບັນຊາການກອງທັບສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ປະຈຳພາກພື້ນອິນໂດ-ປາຊີຟິກ, ເຊິ່ງເປັນເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ທະຫານອາວຸໂສຂອງກອງທັບຂອງ ສະຫະລັດອາເມລິກາ ກໍ່ໄດ້ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມກອງປະຊຸມປຶກສາຫາລືໃນຄັ້ງນີ້. ທ່ານ ພົນຈັດຕະວາ ແກ່ນຈັນ […]

Laos Quack Damage 2019
Lao News

Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises

BANGKOK — A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital. Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major damage. Chiang Mai resident Petchnoi Osathaphan said the long shaking left her feeling dizzy. “There are three […]

Lao News

Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested

Free All Wrongfully Detained; Permit Peaceful Rally (New York) – The Lao government should immediately release political activists arrested for planning a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Vientiane, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 12, 2019, Lao authorities arrested at least seven activists in the loose network of the unregistered pro-democracy group Lao National Unity […]

Asian News

15 Killed In Deadliest Attack To Hit Thailand’s Restive South In Years

Gunmen opened fire on security forces and civilian volunteers at a checkpoint in Thailand’s restive south on Tuesday night, killing at least 15 people in what is believed to be the deadliest single attack in the region in years. More than 7,000 people have been killed since a separatist rebellion started in southern Thailand in […]

Human Rights

China Named Worst Abuser of Internet Freedom in Freedom House Report

China has been the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom for the fourth consecutive year, while Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia were not far behind, according to a Freedom House report published Tuesday. In Freedom on the Net 2019: The Crisis of Social Media, the Washington-based independent watchdog organization evaluated 65 countries between June 2018 and […]