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NA approves Government reshuffle

Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

The National Assembly (NA) yesterday approved a reshuffle and appointments in public security, national defence and the banking sectors following the proposals of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

In the reshuffle, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Major General Vilay Lakhamfong has been appointed to the post of Minister of Public Security to replace Major General Somkeo Silavong who is going to a new post at the Ministry of National Defence. The reshuffle occurred at the NA’s ongoing ordinary session at which NA members also listened to a government report on its performance including the effectiveness of the public security sector over the past midterm.

At their debate on the reshuffle yesterday, NA members expressed their support for the government decision saying it met current administrative requirements.

They said the two persons put forward possessed the required standards, knowledge and political attributes.

The Assembly yesterday also approved Acting Governor of Bank of the Lao PDR, Mr Sonexay Sithphaxay as the new governor of the bank.

NA members called on the new Minister of Public Security, and the new Governor of the Bank of Lao PDR to strictly impose the rule of law, improve human resources quality, and to be good role models for new generations in respecting the law.

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