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Cabinet approves 10 Draft Laws

The government cabinet on Friday approved amendment drafts to nine laws and one newly drafted law in its extraordinary meeting in a move towards pursuing the rule of law.
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Enforce Court Verdicts, Justice Ministry told

The Ministry of Justice has been instructed to strengthen the leadership and guidance of its Party Committee and administrators at every level in order to address its deficiencies in the correct way.
Date: 26 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government issues Decree on Allowances for disadvantaged School Children

The government has announced a decree to promote education equality between children in towns and rural communities by supporting outstanding primary and secondary students who lack opportunities to pursue their studies.
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Ministry planning to curb Teacher Transfers

The Ministry of Education and Sports plans to create a regulatory framework for government teachers, aiming to regulate teacher transfers to private schools while protecting the rights of students at government schools.
Date: 02 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Year Greeting Card Ban for Officials

The government has announced that public sectors are not allowed to produce greeting cards to extend best wishes to senior Lao leaders for the upcoming international New Year celebrations.
Date: 17 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

PM seeks Improvements across Legal, Judicial Sectors

Sectors responsible for enforcement, administration, prosecution and adjudication of the law must do all they can to ensure that innocent people are protected and offenders punished, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told a meeting in the capital on Tuesday.
Date: 06 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government to take Action over Unregulated Petrol Stations

Petrol stations that are located too close to one another, or are near a community, a school, a hospital, a market or a river may have to relocate in line with the government’s tougher stance on these facilities.
Date: 26 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Parliament approves Health Targets

The National Assembly (NA) has approved targets that will require the government to reduce the number of underweight children aged under five from 22 percent to 21 percent by 2018.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government, Development Partners discuss Law on Climate Change

Government officials from the central provinces together with development partners are meeting in Vientiane to discuss the draft of a law on climate change.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

National Assembly passes 2018 Development Plan, 15 Laws

The National Assembly (NA) ended its 4th ordinary session on Friday after adopting the Socio-economic Development Plan, together with the budget and currency plans for 2018, and passing 15 laws. In her closing remarks, Assembly President Ms Pany Yathotou said the session, which took place from October 16-November 17, had succeeded in its goals.&nbs ...
Date: 19 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA passes Red Cross Law to bolster Humanitarian Aid

Lawmakers yesterday voted on and passed a new Law on Lao Red Cross Affairs following a one-day debate at the ongoing 4th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th Legislature.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

National Assembly to debate New and Amended Laws

The National Assembly (NA) will debate nine newly drafted laws and amend seven existing laws at its upcoming fourth ordinary session, which will open on Monday.
Date: 11 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

National Assembly on Target with Law Enactment

The National Assembly (NA) has achieved a quarter of its planned target of law enactment and amendment under the current Eighth Legislature, but is urging administrative and legislative bodies to make sure that the laws passed are more effective. The Assembly's current Legislature aims to enact or amend 105 laws during its current five-year te ...
Date: 02 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Khammuan revokes Concessions after Multibillion Kip Deals Stall

Mining and forestry investment agreements valued at millions of US dollars have been revoked by Khammuan provincial authorities after private investors failed to carry out the projects within the agreed timeline, it was confirmed yesterday.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Govt Officials discuss Land Management and Development

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is focusing on land management and development around the country with aims to better manage land and prevent spread out land use.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Commission discusses Child Protection

The National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCEW) has discussed to prepare the reports about child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography in Laos to submit to the committee.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Incentives to promote Commercial Planting of Trees under proposed Decree

A number of incentives, including the cutting of undue fees, to promote commercial tree planting are being considered by policy-makers drawing up a Prime Ministerial Decree to regulate the issue.
Date: 14 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Mother and Child Issues on top of Agenda for National Commission

The National Commission for Advancement of Women and Mother and Child (National CWMC) has taken a range of steps to fulfill the Laos government's international commitments promoting gender equality and protecting children.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Australia renew Cooperation on Human Rights

Laos and Australia have agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation on human rights via a new four-year programme.
Date: 24 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Govt scrutinises Revenue Collection, Enforcement of Decrees

The government is pushing for increased revenue collection to cope with budgetary expenditure and minimise the country's budgetary tensions and rising debts.
Date: 20 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

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Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

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ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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18 Entertainment Venues to be moved further from University

As many as 18 entertainment venues will have to move from their location near the National University of Laos after they were deemed to be a distraction to students.

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Indonesia, Vietnam play Great Role in strengthening ASEAN Cooperation: Envoy

Jakarta, Jan 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have jointly played a great role in strengthening ASEAN cooperation and creating regional peace, security and stability particularly with regard to conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hong Anh Tuan said.

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ASEAN welcomes New Secretary-General for 2018-2022

MANILA, Jan 3 (PNA) - Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, a top trade official and diplomat from Brunei Darussalam, has assumed office as the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.

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PHL Mission to the UN hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Singapore

GENEVA, Dec 28 - Capping an anniversary year that saw the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further enhance its engagement with the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) to Singapore during a meeting held at the WTO on December 26.

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