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Government submitting 15 Drafted Laws for Parliamentary Debate

The government will submit 15 drafted laws to the National Assembly (NA) by this month for debate, the government spokesman Prof Dr Chaleun Yiapaoher said on Wednesday.

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Issue of Illegally Imported Cars remains unresolved

The illegal import of cars continues to be a problem in Laos despite orders issued by the government last year to crack down on the issue.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

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

Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic

Businesses and factories may soon be required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.
Date: 28 January 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 seeks better Regulation of Associations

Representatives of associations, foundations and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) met in Vientiane on Wednesday to discuss association issues and management under the Decree on Associations.
Date: 24 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

Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects

Property owners will receive fairer and more prompt compensation when they lose their land or buildings to make way for a development scheme, once a newly-drafted law is passed and promulgated, a policy developer has said.
Date: 02 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

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has warned drone owners to seek permission from the relevant authorities before flying their drones – if not, the owners will face penalties.
Date: 17 December 2017; 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

Tighter Regulation to squeeze Small Business Credit

Small family businesses around the country may find it even harder to access finance with a new financial directive putting in place higher standards for property documentation used when securing bank loans.
Date: 13 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

Most Youths don’t understand Traffic Regulations: Police

Most young people aged between 15 and 20 still lack knowledge of the traffic regulations and this is contributing to road accidents, according to traffic police.
Date: 01 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

Beware of Illegal Transactions by Fake Banks, Public warned

The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned members of the public to beware of unauthorised bank accounts after learning that some people have been tricked into making transactions with fake banks.

New Service Fee Regulation to boost SME, Selected Sectors License issuance for new Financial Institutions suspended more

Government seeks better Regulation of Associations

Representatives of associations, foundations and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) met in Vientiane on Wednesday to discuss association issues and management under the Decree on Associations.

Tighter Regulation to squeeze Small Business Credit Mineral Law to be amended for Better Mining Management Laos prevails in Hongsa Power Plant Court Case more

Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman

Suspected Lao drug lord Xaysana Keophimpha, who was arrested in Thailand last month, will be subject to Thai law and the Lao government is unlikely to ask for his extradition, the government spokesman has said.

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Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic

Businesses and factories may soon be required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.

Oudomxay legalises Foreign Workers Savannakhet registers Foreign Workers Authorities spotlight Protection of Migrant Workers more

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has warned drone owners to seek permission from the relevant authorities before flying their drones – if not, the owners will face penalties.

NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer Telephone Number Registry Checks planned as Decree Drafted more

Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects

Property owners will receive fairer and more prompt compensation when they lose their land or buildings to make way for a development scheme, once a newly-drafted law is passed and promulgated, a policy developer has sai ...

Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work Illegal Land Titles emerge as Outstanding Issue in Vientiane Govt orders Action to resolve Illegal Occupation of Land more

Issue of Illegally Imported Cars remains unresolved

The illegal import of cars continues to be a problem in Laos despite orders issued by the government last year to crack down on the issue.

Revised Laws the Key to boosting Revenue Collection Vehicle Owners Face Doubling of Road Tax Governmentt orders Cut in Lotteries more

Most Youths don’t understand Traffic Regulations: Police

Most young people aged between 15 and 20 still lack knowledge of the traffic regulations and this is contributing to road accidents, according to traffic police.

Festival Committee to regulate Parking Fees Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness Measures revealed to resolve Illegal Car Imports more

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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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