Elections in communist Laos promise little change
While the National Assembly is mainly a rubber stamp for the ruling party ... said Simon Creak, a historian of Laos and Southeast Asia at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Japan’s Kyoto University. “However, things are far from static ...
Laos attacks expose brewing economic unrest
Whether that is true or not, there is little doubt that the Lao government will unwittingly play into the hands of external forces trying to destabilize it if it fails to stamp out corruption and pay more attention to its citizens' needs.
Five stamps of Vietnam tourism in 2013
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism prolonged the deadline until October 31, but it received applications of only five candidates: beauty queen Huynh Thi Ngoc Han, English teacher Do Thi Hong Thuan, actress Lan Phuong, Miss Southeast Asia Dieu Han ...
Laos to Hold Legislative Elections
So, all the assembly does is simply to rubber stamp the decisions that the party has already ... Compared to its neighbors in Southeast Asia, Laos is small, poor, and landlocked, except for the Mekong River, which flows past its capital, Vientiane.