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Advertising signs need Permits: Vientiane Authorities

Vientiane’s Department of Public Works and Transport is calling on the owners of advertising signs, ATM booths and telephone lines in the capital to ask for permission before their erection.

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Don’t use Crypto Currencies, Central Bank warns

The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned commercial banks, businesses and members of the public not to buy, sell or use cryptocurrency for money transactions as this practice is illegal.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes

The Lao government will propose changes to the Law on Tax as it looks for new ways and mechanisms to collect revenue more effectively.
Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural areas.
Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations

A new guideline has been issued to regulate the establishment and operation of zoos, wildlife farms, and the trade of some wild animals and plants.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government considers Tax to protect Environment from Industrial Pollution

Industries that produce pollution may have to pay more taxes now that the government has embraced the National Green Growth Strategy.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and RADION International officially agreed on Friday to support capacity building for child protection and development in target communities in the central provinces.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government slaps Heavy Fines on Tobacco Rule Violators

Producers and importers of tobacco products will be penalised with large fines and additional measures if the packages that contain their products do not carry the required instructions and health warnings, according to a new regulation.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces

Workers have the legal right to require their employers to ensure occupational health and safety, a new governmental decree stipulates.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

State Agencies urged to comply with Procurement Law

State agencies that intend to spend more than 5 million kip of state funds must put project contracts up for bid, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Big Fines encourage Road Tax Payment, Official says

Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffers, according to a Taxation Department official.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Rules issued for Lao-Foreign Marriages

New guidelines have been issued advising foreign nationals of additional rules they must comply with if they wish to marry a Lao citizen.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Round Table Retreat reviews Implementation of 2018 Recommendations

The government and development partners met in Vientiane on Friday to discuss translation of the key recommendations of the 2018 Round Table Meeting into concrete follow-up actions.
Date: 17 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Don’t use Crypto Currencies, Central Bank warns

The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned commercial banks, businesses and members of the public not to buy, sell or use cryptocurrency for money transactions as this practice is illegal.

Government approves Special Budget for Flood Recovery Central Bank Governor gets New Legal Backing NA debates Draft Law on Central Bank more

Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural ar ...

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers more

Ministry to bolster Trademark Protection

All commodities produced in Laos will have a trademark under the Madrid Protocol, to create econom mic opportunities and help raise the standard of trade in the country. The Madrid system (officially the Madrid system fo ...

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer more

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

NA defers approval of amended Land Law Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects more

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes

The Lao government will propose changes to the Law on Tax as it looks for new ways and mechanisms to collect revenue more effectively.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

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