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Time for Vietnam’s next generation of clean leaders to step up

Last year marked the mid-point between Vietnam’s five yearly National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). The eighth plenum of the CPV Central Committee met in October to initiate planning for the 13th Congress in 2021. Keep reading ...

Exclusive Interview: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed international calls to have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked over her failure to stop human rights abuses on the Rohingya minority. NHK spoke to her in an exclusive interview in Tokyo on October 6th. Keep reading ...

Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report

Cambodia has become more autocratic and its government’s claim of stable economic development rests on uncertain basis, according to a comprehensive new report. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI), published on Thursday, claims that the quality of Cambodia’s democracy, market economy and governance performance has ...

Leonie Kijewski

Cambodia: From pet project to problem child

As international condemnation began to pour in earlier this month lambasting the Supreme Court’s decision to dissolve the country’s largest opposition party, ruling party elites were quick to ask: Why us?[]Just days after the Supreme Court decision, outspoken CPP member Heng Ratana boasted, “No country ...

Andrew Nachemson

Government meets with Laos

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Laotian Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong on April 25 reaffirmed their commitment to increasing cooperation and security along their common border, despite recent standoffs between soldiers on each side due to a contentious road being built along the ...

Laos, Vietnam NA agree to deepen cooperation

Lao and Vietnamese top legislators have agreed to deepen cooperation between the two countries’ National Assemblies as Lao NA president, Ms Pany Yathotou made an official goodwill visit to Vietnam. The six-day visit by Ms Pany was made at the invitation from her Vietnamese counterpart, ...

Laos, Cambodia enhance longstanding relationship

Laos and Cambodia plan to continue to foster their deep, longstanding and traditional friendship, relations and solidarity. The two countries’ leaders made their intentions clear during a two-day state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia by President Bounnhang Vorachit. President Bounnhang visited Cambodia from February ...

NEC ends complaint review

The National Election Committee on January 26 said it had wrapped its 11-day review of complaints alleging that foreigners had registered for the provisional voter list, finding just two of the 142 suits of complaints worthy of further investigation. The 142 separate complaints raised questions about ...

Foreign ministers move to enhance, deepen friendly Laos-Cambodia relations

Lao and Cambodian governments are looking toward to steps in furthering bilateral cooperation and further deepening friendly relations following an exchange visits by high-ranking delegations. Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith and his delegation paid official visited to Cambodia from January 24-25 in ...

Party urges public participation in fight against corruption

Every Party and government organisation, the Lao Front for National Construction and other mass organisations, the mass media and the general public must actively combat autocracy and join the fight against corruption. This was the call from the Party Central Committee to people across the ...

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