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PM pushes ministry on governance, administration

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the Ministry of Home Affairs to adhere to scientific ways in the development of governance and administration, with their strong roots developed from an early stage. Mr Thongloun made the call on December 7 in his address at the ...

CPP passes 2017 budget

The 2017 national budget, with more than $5 billion in expenditures, was passed by the Senate on December 5 without any changes despite opposition from the CNRP. Expenditures in the 2017 budget are up 15.6 percent compared with 2016 and include more than $1 billion in foreign ...

Talented graduates in Da Nang don’t want to work for state agencies

While many university trainees refuse to return to Da Nang after finishing courses overseas, others have returned as promised, but then expect to leave again. Under Project 922 initiated by the Da Nang authorities 10 years ago, excellent researchers and university lecturers are sent to overseas ...

Thailand's crown prince becomes country's new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, became Thailand’s new king on December 1 after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October. King Bhumibol, 88, was widely loved and regarded as a pillar of stability during decades of ...

PM vows zero tolerance of financial misconduct

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly this week that the ongoing violations of financial regulations by various state departments must be addressed and those found guilty punished. The premier was responding to questions raised by members of parliament concerning possible solutions to the ...

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