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Statement about missing Mr Sombath SOMPHONE
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UN urges Government to ensure safe return of missing human rights defender  
21 December 2012 – The United Nations today urged the Government of Laos to do everything possible to ensure that a prominent human rights defender who went missing a week ago is found safe and unharmed. “We are concerned by what appears to be the enforced disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone,” the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, told reporters in Geneva. “We are highly concerned for his safety and believe that his abduction may be related to his human rights work,” he added. Mr. Somphone is the former director of the Participatory Development Training Centre, a non-governmental organization he founded in 1996 to promote education, training . He was last seen on the evening of 15 December on his way home, according to OHCHR. footage reportedly shows that he was stopped at the police post in Vientiane, the capital, and was driven away in a car by men in civilian clothes. His family has been unable to locate him since then, despite repeated calls to the authorities and searches in the local area. “We welcome the Government’s recent statement that a serious investigation is underway, and urge the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that Mr. Somphone is found safe and unharmed,” said Mr. Colville.
Press briefing notes on Laos by the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville We are concerned by what appears to be the enforced disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone, a prominent human rights defender in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. We are highly concerned for his safety and believe that his abduction may be related to his human rights work. Mr Somphone was last seen at about 6pm on 15 December 2012 on his way home. Security camera footage reportedly shows that he was stopped at the police post on Thadeua Road in Vientiane, the capital, and was then driven away in a car by men in civilian clothes. His family has been unable to locate him since then, despite repeated calls to the authorities and searches in the local area. Mr. Somphone is the former director of the Participatory Development Training Centre, an NGO he founded in 1996 to promote education, training and sustainable development. In 2005, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, which is one of Asia’s top civil awards, for his work in poverty reduction and sustainable development. We welcome the Government’s recent statement that a serious investigation is underway, and urge the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that Mr. Somphone is found safe and unharmed. 
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The ASEAN's Human Rights Framework and the Case of Sombath Somphone's Disappearance 1/8
21 December 2012 at Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand (FCCT)


27.12.2012 / Ausland
Wo ist Sombath Somphone?
Laos: Bekannter Aktivist seit mehr als einer Woche vermißt. Regierung leugnet Verantwortung Seit inzwischen mehr als einer Woche wird in Laos Sombath Somphone vermißt. Der 60jähriger ist als Gründer des Participatory Development Training Center (­PADETC), einer der ersten laotischen Nichtregierungsorganisationen sowie als Initiator vieler Selbsthilfeeinrichtungen der Armen und Benachteiligten in der Volksrepublik asienweit bekannt. 2005 wurde er mit dem Ramon-Magsaysay-Preis ausgezeichnet, der als »asiatischer Friedensnobelpreis« angesehen wird. Ein Überwachungsvideo zeigt den weißhaarigen Mann, wie er an einer Polizeistation aus seinem Jeep steigt, wohl um sich einer der unzähligen Kontrollen der Fahrzeugpapiere zu unterziehen. Vor dem Hintergrund der hier in der vergangenen Woche veranstalteten ASEAN-Universiade waren die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen in der laotischen Hauptstadt Vientiane zuletzt verschärft worden. Weiter ist auf dem Video zu sehen, wie ein Mann mit einem Motorrad vorfährt. Nach kurzem Aufenthalt bei dem Polizeiposten steigt er in Sombaths Jeep und fährt davon. Es vergehen wenige Minuten, bis ein Pick-up mit eingeschalteten Warnblinkern vorfährt. Drei Männer, darunter offenbar auch Sombath, besteigen das Fahrzeug, das daraufhin davonfährt. Seitdem fehlt von ihm jede Spur. Sombaths Frau Ng Shui Meng hat die laotische Regierung um Aufklärung gebeten, bislang jedoch keinerlei Auskunft erhalten. Inzwischen zieht das Verschwinden des engagierten Mannes Kreise. In einem Schreiben an den laotischen Sicherheitsminister bitten 132 namhafte Intellektuelle aus Asien um größtmögliche Anstrengungen zur Aufklärung des Schicksals ihres laotischen Freundes und Kollegen. In einer am vergangenen Donnerstag veröffentlichten Mitteilung wies der Sprecher des laotischen Außenministeriums hingegen jede Verantwortung für das Verschwinden des Aktivisten zurück. Trocken teilte er mit, daß Sombaths Frau den Ermittlungsbehörden das Überwachungsvideo der Polizei übergeben habe. Die Polizisten an der Station hätten jedoch nach ordnungsgemäßer Kontrolle der Dokumente von Sombath ihre Verkehrskontrolle fortgesetzt. Sombath könne aufgrund eines persönlichen oder geschäftlichen Konflikts entführt worden sein, so die von offizieller Stelle geäußerte Vermutung




2012-12-17 NGO Director Reported MissingThe Lao director of a civil society group in Vientiane has disappeared, friends say. Updated at 9:30 a.m. EST on 2012-12-18The director of a Lao civil society group and recipient of a prestigious international award has gone missing at the same time as a friend and business associate, sources said Monday.
Sombath Somphone, executive director of the Participatory Development Training Centre (PADETC) in Vientiane, has been missing since he left the group’s office in Vientiane on the evening of Dec. 15, according to a friend.

Somphone, 60, is the recipient of the 2005 Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership for the group’s efforts to promote sustainable development through the training of young people.
The NGO head left the group’s office in Vientiane around 5:00 p.m. at the same time as his wife, Shui Meng Ng, but in a separate car, planning to meet her for dinner an hour later, according to the friend.
But the two were separated when she stopped at a gas station and he drove on ahead, according to the friend.
After he did not return home, Ng, who is a citizen of Singapore, searched for her husband in hospitals across the city and later reported his disappearance to the police, the friend said.
Another friend of Somphone’s, speaking on condition of anonymity from Vientiane, confirmed that the NGO head was missing and that his family was looking for him.
Somphone’s colleagues and fellow development workers have met with government officials to discuss the case and urge an immediate and thorough investigation, according to the first source.
They have also reported the case to the Singaporean and other embassies in Vientiane and to U.N. agency offices there, the source said.
Somphone, who had studied in the U.S. before returning to Laos to found PADETC’s precursor in 1980, in October represented local civil society groups as a member of Laos’s national committee at the Asia-Europe People’s Forum in Vientiane on the sidelines of an international summit.
PADETC, which receives funding from the Dutch-based Novib/Oxfam and the EU, among other agencies, works on poverty prevention and sustainability projects such as fuel-efficient stoves, fish farming promotion, recycling, media, school volunteers, and teacher training.
Missing friend
When asking acquaintances about Somphone’s whereabouts, friends and colleagues found that a friend of his visiting from the U.S. had also disappeared, according to the first source.
A representative at the U.S. State Department’s press office in Washington said Monday the office had no information about a U.S. citizen missing in Laos.
Somphone’s disappearance follows the expulsion from Laos earlier this month of a foreign NGO director who had spoken critically of the government.
Swiss development group Helvetas’s country director Anne-Sophie Gindroz was kicked out after receiving a 48-hour notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Dec. 7 saying she was no longer welcome in the country due to her “unconstructive attitude” toward the Lao government.
Reported by RFA’s Lao Service. Written in English by Rachel Vandenbrink.
An earlier version of this story stated that Somphone went missing Dec. 16 instead of Dec. 15 and that the missing friend was staying at Somphone's relative's house.
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Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative CatherineAshton on the disappearance of Sombath Somphone in Laos
 
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Photononstop A rice field in Laos, Sept. 22, 2011. Laos said Friday it is expelling the director of a Swiss development organization for criticizing Laos in a letter to donors that says the country's one-party regime stifles debate and creates a hostile environment for aid groups. Anne-Sophie Gindroz, the country director for Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, which works on agricultural development in the country, was given 48 hours to leave Laos in a notice on Friday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The notice said she was being expelled because the Lao government was “dismayed” by her “improper behavior” and “unconstructive attitude” towards Laos, citing a letter she had written to donor countries and organizations ahead of an annual meeting on aid to the country. “I have no regret about what I have said, done or written. And I will continue to have my convictions and use my freedom to defend the freedom of others,” Gindroz said in an email to friends and colleagues on Friday. In her November letter ahead of the 2012 Roundtable Implementation Meeting in Vientiane, part of an annual process for dialogue on foreign aid strategy, Gindroz had criticized the Lao government as creating a hostile environment for development and civil society groups by stifling freedom of expression and association. “We are working in a challenging environment: this is a country governed by a single-party regime, where there is little space for meaningful democratic debate, and when taking advantage of that limited space, repercussions follow,” she said in the letter. She had also criticized the selection of civil society groups invited to participate in the Round Table process, suggesting that only those who cooperated with the Lao government and refrained from speaking out against poor policies were allowed to participate. At the end of this year’s Nov. 23 meeting, 42 organizations and 35 countries who donate to Laos agreed to impose stricter conditions on aid to ensure efficiency and transparency, particularly on infrastructure projects, to deter possible corruption and ensure aid projects benefit the Lao people. The notice of Gindroz’s expulsion, sent from the foreign ministry’s Department of International Organizations General Director Phavanh Nuanthasing to Helvetas’s executive director in Zurich, said her letter on the meeting had “demonstrated her explicit rejection of the Lao PDR’s Constitution and law, particularly its political system.” It added that she was no longer welcome in the country because she had conducted a “prejudicial anti–Lao Government campaign.” But the ministry stressed that her expulsion was not an action against Helvetas and asked the organization to send a new country director “to continue Helvetas’s good work.” Helvetas has worked since 2001 with rural communities and farmers in Laos, which is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Long reliant on foreign aid, Laos is aiming to graduate from U.N. “least-developed country” status by 2020. 'Anti-government campaign'Reported by RFA’s Lao service. Written in English by Rac
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ພິທີເຊັນສັນຍາອະນຸຍາດໃຫ້ບໍລິສັດຈີນລົງທຶນພັດທະນາເຂດບຶງທາດຫລວງ ທີ່ຈັດຂຶ້ນໃນປີ 2011
ກຸ່ມ​ບໍລິສັດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ​ຈະ​ເລີ່​ມລົງມື​ພັດທະນາ​​ເຂດ​ເສດຖະກິດ​ສະ​ເພາະ​ບຶງ​ທາດຫຼວງ ​ໃນ​ເດືອນ​ທັນວາ​ນີ້ ​ໂດຍ​ຈະ​​ໃຊ້​ເງິນລົງທຶນລວມຫຼາຍກວ່າ 12,800 ຕື້​ກີບ ​ເພື່ອພັດທະນາ​ໂຄງການ​ໃຫ້​ສໍາ​ເລັດ​ໄວ​ທີ່​ສຸດ. ກຸ່ມ​ບໍລິສັດ​ພັດທະນາ​ອະສັງຫາລິມະ​ຊັບ ຫວານ​ເຟິ່ງ ຊຽງ​ໄຮ້​ຈາກ​ປະ​ເທດ​ຈີນ ຊຶ່ງໄດ້​ຮັບ​ອະນຸຍາດ​ ຈາກ​ຄະນະ​ກໍາມະການ​ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງ​ເຂດ​ເສດຖະກິດ​ພິ​ເສດ ​ແລະ​ເຂດເສ​ດຖະກິດສະ​ເພາະ​ແຫ່ງ​ຊາດ​ ລາວ ໃຫ້​ເປັນ​ຜູ້​ລົງທຶນ​ໃນ​ໂຄງການ​ພັດທະນາ​ເຂດເສດຖະກິດ​ສະ​ເພາະ​ບຶງ​ທາດຫຼວງ​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ນະ ຄອນ​ວຽງ​ຈັນນັ້ນ​ໄດ້ຖະ​ແຫຼ​ງຢືນຢັນ​ວ່າ​ຈະ​ເລີ່​ມ ລົງມື​ພັດທະນາ​ໂຄງການ​ນັບ​ແຕ່​ເດືອນ​ທັນວາ 2012 ນີ້​ເປັນ​ຕົ້ນໄປ.
ໂຄງການ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ນີ້ ກໍ​ຄື​ໂຄງ​ການດຽວ​ກັນ​ກັບ​ໂຄງການ​ພັດທະນາ​ເຂດ​ເມືອງໃໝ່​ຢູ່​ບຶງ​ທາດ ຫຼວງ​ທີ່​ທາງ​ການ​ລາວ​ເຄີຍ​ປະກາດ​ວ່າ ​ຈະ​ໃຫ້​ສໍາປະທານ​ກັບ​ກຸ່ມ​ທຸລະ​ກິດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ ​ເພື່ອ​ຕອບ​ແທນ​ຕໍ່​ການ​ທີ່​ບໍລິສັດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ​ໄດ້​ ລົງທຶນ​ສ້າງ​ສະໜາມກິລາ​ແຫ່ງ​ໃໝ່​ໃຫ້​ແກ່ລັດຖະ ບານ​ລາວ ​ເປັນ​ເຈົ້າພາບ​ຈັດ ການ​ແຂ່ງ​ຂັນກິລາ​ຊີ​ເກ​ມສ໌ຄັ້ງ​ທີ 25 ​ໃນ​ທ້າຍ​ປີ 2009 ທີ່​ຜ່ານ​ມາ. ຫາກ​ແຕ່​ໂຄງການ​ດັ່ງ ກ່າວ​ນີ້​ກໍ​ຕ້ອງ​ປະສົບ​ກັບ​ບັນຫາ​ຊັກ​ຊ້າ​ມາ​ໂດຍ​ຕະຫຼອດ ​ເນື່ອງ​ຈາກ​ວ່າຈະ​ຕ້ອງ​ມີ​ການເວນຄືນ​ ທີ່​ດິນ​ທີ່​ກວ້າງ​ເຖິງ 1,000 ​ເຮັກ​ຕ້າ ຈຶ່ງ​ຖືກການ​ຄັດຄ້ານ​ຈາກ​ປະຊາຊົນ​ລາວ​ຢ່າງ​ກວ້າງຂວາງ ນັ້ນ​ເອງ.
ນອກຈາກ ​ບັນຫາ​ກ່ຽວ​ກັບ​ການ​ເວນ​ຄືນ​ທີ່​ດິນ​ແລ້ວ ​ໂຄງການ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ກໍ​ຍັງ​ຈະ​ຕ້ອງ ປະສົບ​ກັບ​ບັນຫາ​ນໍ້າ​ຖ້ວມ​ໃຫຍ່ຢູ່​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ນະຄອນ​ວຽງ​ຈັນ​ອີກ​ດ້ວຍ ຊຶ່ງ​ກໍ​ເຮັດ​ໃຫ້ກຸ່ມ​ທຸລະ​ກິດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ​ຕ້ອງ​ທໍາ​ການ​ສຶກສາ​ຄວາມ​ເປັນ​ໄປ​ໄດ້ຂອງ​ໂຄງການ​ຢ່າງ​ລະອຽດ​ໃໝ່​ອີກ​ດ້ວຍ ດັ່ງ​ທີ່​ທ່ານ​ສົມ​ສະຫວາດ ​ເລັ່ງ​ສະຫວັດ ຮອງ​ນາຍົກລັດຖະມົນຕີຜູ້ຊີ້​ນໍາ​ວຽກງານ​ດ້ານ​ເສດຖະກິດ​ຂອງ​ລັດຖະບານລາວ ​ໄດ້​ອະທິບາຍ​ວ່າ:
​“ເນື່ອງ​ຈາກ​ວ່າ​ມັນ​ເກີດ​ນໍ້າ​ ຖ້ວມ​ວຽງ​ຈັນ​ຫັ້ນ​​ເດ ຈັ່ງ
​ຊັ້ນ​ຈຶ່ງ​ເຮັດ​ໃຫ້​ຜູ້​ອອກ​ແບບ​ຫັ້ນ​ໜະ ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າວ່າ​ຄັນ
​ເປັນ​ແນວ​ນີ້​ຈະ​ໄດ້​ມາ​ຄົ້ນຄວ້າ​ການ​ອອກ​ແບບ​ຄືນ​ໃໝ່ ​ເພາະວ່າ ​ແຕ່​ກ່ອນ​ນີ້ ຂໍ້​ມູນ​ວ່າ​ນໍ້າ​ຖ້ວມ​ປີ 1966 ​ແລະ​ຫລ້າ​ສຸດ​ປີ 1978 ຫັ້ນ ມັນ​ຫຼ່ະຕໍ່າ​ກວ່າ ສະ​ນັ້ນ​ແລ້ວ​ເຂົາ​ເຈົ້າກະ​ມາ​ຄິດ​ເບິ່ງ​ວ່າ​ ຖ້າ​ເປັນ​ແນວ​ນີ້ ກໍລະນີ​ນໍ້າ​ຖ້ວມ​ເດ ​ເຮົາ​ເຮັດ​ເມືອງ​ຢູ່​ນີ້​ມັນ​ສິບໍ່​ຖ້ວມ​ບໍ່ ກະ​ຈັ່ງ​ວ່າ​ໄດ້​ມາ​ສຶກສາ​ກັນ​ໃນ​ດ້ານ​ນີ້​ຕື່ມ ກະ​ເລີຍ ຕ້ອງ​ມາ​ເສຍ​ເວລາ​ຕື່ມ​ຊັ້ນ​ນ່າ.”
ແຕ່ ​ຢ່າງ​ໃດ​ກໍ​ຕາມ ການ​ອະນຸມັດ​ສໍາ​ປະທານ​ໃນ​ຄັ້ງ​ລ່າ​ສຸດ​ນີ້​ກໍ​ເປັນ​ຜົນ​ເຮັດ​ໃຫ້​ພື້ນ​ທີ່ ຂອງ​ໂຄງການ​ໄດ້​ຖື​ກລົດ​ລົງ​ຈາກ 1,000 ​ເຮັກ​ຕ້າ ມາ​ເປັນ 365 ​ເຮັກຕ້າ ​ໂດຍບໍລິສັດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ​ກໍ​ໄດ້​ປະກາດ​ວ່າ​ ຈະ​ໃຊ້​ເງິນ​ລົງ​ທຶນ​ເຖິງ 12,800 ຕື້​ກີບ ຫຼື 1,600 ລ້ານ​ໂດ​ລາ ​ເພື່ອພັດ ທະນາ​ພື້ນ​ທີ່​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ໃຫ້​ເປັນ​ເຂດ​ເສດຖະກິດສະ​ເພາະ ຊຶ່ງ​ຈະ​ມີ​ທັງສວນສາທາລະນະ​ສໍາລັບ​ການ​ພັກຜ່ອນ ສູນ​ກິລາ ສູນ​ການ​ຄ້າ ສູນ​ບັນ​ເທີ​ງ ​ແລະ​ສູນ​ບໍລິການ​ຕ່າງໆ​ຢ່າງ​ຄົບ​ວົງ​ຈອນ ​ເຊັ່ນ ​ໂຮງ​ແຮມ​ລະດັບ 5 ດາວ ຮ້ານ​ສັບພະ​ສິນຄ້າ ວິນລາ​ລະດັບ​ສູງ​ ແບບ​ວັດ ທະນະ​ທໍາ​ລາວ-​ແບບ​ຢູ​ໂຣບ ​ແລະ Apartment ສໍາລັບ​ຢູ່​ອາ​ໄສ​ທີ່​ມີ​ສິ່ງ​ອໍານວຍ​ຄວາມ​ສະດວກ​ຢ່າງ​ຄົບ​ຊຸດ.
ພາບຈໍາລອງຂອງເຂດພັດທະນາບຶງທາດ ຫລວງໃນອານາຄົດ
ພາບຈໍາລອງຂອງເຂດພັດທະນາບຶງທາດ ຫລວງໃນອານາຄົດ
ນອກຈາກ​ນີ້​ເພື່ອ​ເປັນ​ການ​ຮັກສາ​ສະ​ພາບ​ແວດ​ລ້ອມ​ທໍາ​ມະ​ຊາດ​
ໃນ​ເຂດ​ບຶງ​ທາດຫຼວງ​ດ້ວຍ​ນັ້ນ​ ບໍລິສັດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ ​ກໍ​ຍັງ​​ໄດ້​ປະກາດ​
ແຜນການ​ວ່າ​ຈະ​ດໍາ​ເນີນ​ການ​ກໍ່ສ້າງສະຖານ​ນີ​ບໍາບັດ​ນໍ້າ​ເປື້ອນ
​ແລະ​ກໍາຈັດ​ສິ່ງ​ເສດ​ເຫຼືອ​ຕ່າງໆ ​ໂດຍ​ຈະ​ກໍ່ສ້າງ​ໜອງຂະໜາດ​
ໃຫຍ່​ພ້ອມ​ດ້ວຍ​ລະບົບ​ການລະບາຍ​ນໍ້າ​ທີ່​ທັນ​ສະ​ໄໝ​ຢູ່​ທີ່​ເຂດ​ໃຈ
ກາງ​ຂອງໂຄງການ​ອີກ​ດ້ວຍ.
​ການ​ດໍາ​ເນີນ​ງານ​ທັງ​ໝົດ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ນີ້ ກຸ່ມ​ພັດທະນາ​ບໍລິສັດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ​ຄາດ​ວ່າ​ຈະໃຊ້​ເວລາ​ລະຫວ່າງ 15-20 ປີ ຊຶ່ງ​ກໍ​ໝາຍ​ຄວາມ​ວ່າການ​ພັດທະນາ​ເຂດ​ເສ​ດຖະກິດສະ​ເພາະ​ບຶງ​ທາດຫຼວງ​ຈະ​ສໍາ​ ເລັດ​ຢ່າງ​ສົມບູນ​ພາຍ​ໃນ​ປີ 2030 ​ເປັນ​ຢ່າງ​ຊ້າ ​ແລະ​ເມື່ອ​ເຖິງ​ເວລາ​ນັ້ນ ກໍ​ໄດ້​ມີ​ການ​ຄາດໝາຍ​ວ່າ​ ຈະ​ມີ​ປະຊາກອນ​ຫຼາຍ​ກວ່າ 55,000 ຄົນ​ທີ່​ຈະ​ເຂົ້າ​ໄປ​ພັກ​ອາ​ໄສ​ຢູ່​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ນີ້ ​ໂດຍ​ສ່ວນ​ໃຫຍ່​ກໍ​ຄື​ນັກທຸລະກິດ ​ແລະ​ຊາວ​ຈີນ​ທີ່​ເດີນທາງ​ເຂົ້າມາ​ດໍາ​ເນີນ​ທຸລະ​ກິດ​ຕ່າງໆ​ຢູ່​ໃນ​ລາວ​ນັ້ນ ​ເອງ.
ສໍາລັບ ​ພື້ນ​ທີ່​ທີ່​ຈະ​ຖືກ​ເວນ​ຄືນ​ໃຫ້​ກັບ​ກຸ່ມ​ບໍລິສັດ​ຈາກ​ຈີນ​ທີ່​ລົງທຶນ​ ພັດທະນາ​ໃນ​​ໂຄງການ​ ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ນີ້​ຈະ​ກວມ​ເອົາ​ພື້ນ​ທີ່​ໃນ​ເຂດ 6 ບ້ານ​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ເມືອງ​ໄຊ​ເສດ​ຖາ ​ແລະ​ເມືອງ​ສີ​ສັດ ຕະນາກ ກໍ​ຄື ບ້ານ​ເມືອງ​ນ້ອຍ ບ້ານ​ໂນນ​ຫວາຍ ບ້ານ​ໂນນ​ຄໍ້​ເໜືອ ບ້ານ​ໂພນ​ທັນ ບ້ານ​ໂພນ​ປ່າ​ເປົ້າ ​ແລະ​ບ້ານ​ດອນ​ກອຍ. ທັງ​ນີ້​ໂດຍ​ຄ່າ​ເວນ​ຄືນ​ທີ່​ດິນ​ນັ້ນ ຖື​ເປັນ​ພາລະ​ຂອງ​ທາງ​ການ​ລາວ ​ແລະ​ມີ​ໄລຍະ​ສໍາ​ປະທານ​ເຖິງ 99​ ປີ
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Aung San Suu Kyi - The Choice (2012)
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ປະຊາຊົນພະມ້າມີຄວາມປິຕິຊົມຊື່ນທີ່ປະເທດເຂົາເຈົ້າໄດ້ມີການປຽ່ນແປງໄປສູ່ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ, ຍານາງ ອອງຊານ ຊູຈີ ນັກຕໍ່ສູ້ເພື່ອປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ທີ່ຖືກກັກຂັງທີ່ບ້ານພັກ ຫລາຍສິບປີຖືກປ່ອຍໃຫ້ມີອິສຣະພາບ ແລະ ນັກໂທດການເມືອງຫລາຍພັນຄົນກໍຖືກປ່ອຍ ໃຫ້ມີອິສຣະພາບເຊັ່ນກັນ, ປະເທດລາວເຮົາເດ ປານໃດ ພັກ-ຮັຖ ຈະຍອມໃຫ້ມີການປຽ່ນແປງໄປສູ່ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ລາວທັງຊາດ ບໍວ່າລາວໃນ ແລະ ລາວນອກຈະໄດ້ມີອິສຣະພາບ ຮ່ວມກັນພັດທະນາປະເທດລາວໃຫ້ຈເຮີນກ້າວຫນ້າ ທັນຕາມກາຣະ ແລະ ຍຸກສໄມ ບໍ່ແມ່ນ ແບບຜູ້ກິນໆຈົນຮາກຜູ້ຢາກໆຈົນຕາຍ ປາກບໍ່ໄດ້ໄອບໍ່ດັງຄືໃນລາວປະຈຸບັນນີ້.
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The Story of the saleswomen protest in laos capital Vientiane goes on
After the latest protests at the market place in Vientiane, the saleswomen has to come to the Lao officials under compulsion near the market place.
The officials told the women that they are not good people, they never has taken part at the communistic revolution in 75. So they has to stop this protests.
Is this the democracy in the Lao PDR?
Is this the way to solve on the problems of the people in Laos?
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RFA Laos imports 4.000 Chinese workers
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Lao government borrows too much money to host ASEAN summit
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2012-08-24ຊາວບ້ານ ທີ່ ດົງໂພສີ ຖືກໂຍກຍ້າຍ ໃຫ້ໄປຕັ້ງ ຖິ່ນຖານ ຢູ່ແຂວງ ບໍຣິຄຳໄຊ ບ່ອນດຽວກັບ ຊາວມົ້ງ ທີ່ ຖືກສົ່ງກັບ ຈາກປະເທດໄທ.ຊາວບ້ານ ທີ່ດົງໂພສີ ເມືອງຫາດຊາຍຟອງ ນະຄອນຫລວງ ວຽງຈັນ ຈຳນວນ 200 ຄອບຄົວ ຜູ້ທີ່ຖືກໃຫ້ ໂຍກຍ້າຍ ອອກຈາກພື້ນທີ່ ເພື່ອສ້າງ ສນາມກ໊ອຟ ຂອງ ບໍຣິສັດລອງທັນ ວຽດນາມ ເມື່ອຕົ້ນປີ 2012.ຂ່າວລ້າສຸດ ຣະບຸວ່າ ຊາວບ້ານ ກຸ່ມດ່ັງກ່າວ ຖືກໃຫ້ໄປ ຕັ້ງຖິ່ນຖານ ຢູ່ແຂວງ ບໍຣິຄຳໄຊ ບ່ອນດຽວກັບ ຊາວມົ້ງ ຜູ້ທີ່ຖືກພັກດັນ ມາຈາກ ປະເທດໄທ. ດັ່ງຊາວ ຫາດຊາຍຟອງ ຜູ້ນື່ງເວົ້າວ່າ: "ຂະເຈົ້າກະ ວ່າໄປ ຢູ່ແຖວ ຫົວບໍ່ພຸ້ນນະ ຈາກນັ້ນ ອອກໄປໄກເຕີບ ປະມານ ອອກທາງຫລັກ 36 ໄປທາງປາກຊັນ ຂະເຈົ້າ ຢູ່ຮ່ວມ ກັບພວກອົພຍົບ ແມ້ວທີ່ມາຈາກ ເພັດສະບູນ ຫັ້ນນະ ຂະເຈົ້າຈັດສັນ ດີນ ບ່ອນນັ້ນ ດຽວກັນ". ທ່ານເວົ້າຕໍ່ໄປວ່າ ຂໍ້ມູນດັ່ງກ່າວ ກໍຫາຮູ້ຈາກ ຊາວບ້ານດົງໂພສີ ຊື່ງທາງການລາວ ບໍ່ໄດ້ແຈ້ງ ໃຫ້ປະຊາຊົນ ຮູ້ກ່ຽວກັບ ເລື້ອງນີ້ເລີຍ. ເຖິງຢ່າງໃດ ກໍຕາມ ລາວຍັງບໍ່ຮູ້ວ່າ ຊາວບ້ານ ຜູ້ທີ່ຖືກໃຫ້ ໂຍກຍ້າຍໄປຢູ່ ແຂວງ ບໍຣິຄຳໄຊນັ້ນ ສະພາບຄວາມເປັນຢູ່ ພວກຂະເຈົ້າ ເປັນຢ່າງໃດ ແຕ່ຄິດວ່າ ຄົງຈະບໍ່ດີ ຄືຢູ່ບ່ອນເກົ່າ ຍ້ອນເປັນເຂດ ຫ່າງໄກສອກ ຫລີກ ແລະ ຂາດຄວາມຈະເຣີນ ບໍ່ຄືກັບ ບ້ານດົງໂພສີ ຊຶ່ງໃນເວລານີ້ ກາຍເປັນສນາມກ໊ອຟ ຂອງບໍຣິສັດ ວຽດນາມ. ກ່ຽວກັບເຣື່ອງນີ້ ເຈົ້າຫນ້າທີ່ ປົກຄອງແຂວງ ບໍຣິຄຳໄຊ ທ່ານນື່ງບອກວ່າ:"ຈັດເປັນຫມູ່ບ້ານ ໃຫ້ເລີຍນະ ເພີ່ນຈັດ ໃຫ້ຢູ່ ຟາກເມືອງ ບໍຣິຄັນ ແຕ່ວ່າຢູ່ບ້ານມັນ ຈະຫ່າງໄກ ທາງມັນຈະເປັນ ທາງດີນແດງ". ແຕ່ເຖິງຢ່າງໃດ ກໍຕາມ ເຈົ້າຫນ້າທີ່ ທ່ານນີ້ ຍັງບໍ່ໄດ້ໃຫ້ ລາຍລະອຽດວ່າ ມີຊາວບ້ານ ດົງໂພສີ ຈັກຄົນຍ້າຍມາຢູ່ນີ້ ແລະ ປະຕິເສດ ທີ່ຈະຕອບຄຳຖາມ ກ່ຽວກັບ ຊິວິດການເປັນຢູ່ ຂອງພວກຂະເຈົ້າ ທີ່ແຂວງ ບໍຣິຄຳໄຊ ມີແຕ່ບອກວ່າ ເປັນເຂດຫ່າງໄກ ຈາກຕົວເມືອງ ຫລາຍພໍສົມຄວນ. ບ້ານດົງໂພສີ ເປັນບ້ານເກົ່າແກ່ ແລະ ດີນດອນ ຕ່ອນຫຍ້າ ທີ່ຊາວບ້ານ ເຄີຍມີຢູ່ ກໍແມ່ນສືບທອດ ມາຈາກ ບັນພະບຸຣຸດ ປູ່ຍ່າຕາຍາຍ ຂອງ ພວກຂະເຈົ້າ.
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Saleswoman in Vientiane protest
Saleswoman in Vientiane protest
20.September 2012. Protest against the exproration of their shops. Best places for the foreign salesmen new and dearer for the Lao.
Saleswoman in Vientiane protest
Saleswoman in Vientiane protest
New shops, by Singaphore owner will substitude the Lao shops. the new marketplace is much dearer as the odler.
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ADL Statement saleswomen's protest 09 2012
Comment about the protest of the saleswomen in Vietiane (Laos) Sept. 2012.
Manifestation a Vientiane
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Champa comment about the saleswomen protest:
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Accepts Congressional Gold Award
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Congressional Gold Award in US Congress on 09-19-12.
ເຊີນຕິດຕາມຄຳປາໃສຂອງ ຍານາງ ອອງຊານ ຊູຈີ ວິຣະສັດຕຣີ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕຂອງ ພະມ້າ ໃນໂອກາດໄປຮັບຫລຽນຄຳຍ້ອງຍໍ ຈາກ ສະພາສະຫະຣັຖໃນວັນທີ່19 ກັນຍາ 2012 ໃນວີດີໂອຂ້າງລຸ່ມນີ້. ກຸ່ມຜະເດັດການກຳອຳນາດ ໃນປະເທດ ພະມ້າ ໄດ້ຍອມໃຫ້ ປະເທດພະມ້າ ປ່ຽນແປງໄປສູ່ ລະບົບການປົກຄອງແບບປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ດ້ວຍການ ຍອມປ່ອຍໃຫ້ມີຝ່າຍຄ້ານ ໃນປະເທດ ແບບເປັນທາງການ ໂດຍປາສະຈາກ ສຽງປືນແຕກ ສະນັ້ນ ປານໃດກຸ່ມຜະເດັດການກຳອຳນາດ ໃນ ສປປລ ຈະຍອມ ໃຫ້ລາວ ປຽ່ນແປງໄປສູ່ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ຖ້າມີຄວາມຮັກຊາດຮັກປະຊາຊົນແທ້ ກໍຄວນຍອມໃຫ້ມີຝ່າຍຄ້ານເກີດຂື້ນໃນປະເທດ ເຫມືອນດັ່ງພະມ້າ ໂດຍບໍມີການນອງເລືອດ ຈະພາໃຫ້ ປະເທດຊາດ ແລະ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ ມີເສັ້ນທາງເດີນໄປສູ່ຄວາມຈະເລີນ ແລະ ມີອິສຣະພາບຢ່າງແທ້ຈິງ.
http://lao.voanews.com/content/golden-triangle-become-to-yaba-center-while-laos-face-more-trouble/1498981.html
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Laotians renew their call for freedom
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Laotians renew their call for freedom
Demonstration in Lowell (near Boston) by Lao refugees, Aug 18th 2012. Laotians renew their call for freedom in their homeland.Speeches and pictures powered by "amerilao", edited by Marcus Wiese.
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RFA report about a letter from Lao people
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Dr Khampeuy & the multi party system
Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong- Wiese speaks about Dr. Khampeuy Panmalaythong and the benefits of the multy party system. She explains soemthing of the democratic system.
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http://www.voanews.com/lao/news/Laos-Governments-total-external-debt-to-reach-07-31-2012-164286566.html
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Summer seminar in France part 1
Summer Seminar of the Alliance for Democracy in Laos, France, July 2012. The participants discuss about the problems in Laos and look for solutions.
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Summer seminar in France part 2
Summer Seminar of the Alliance for Democracy in Laos, France, July 2012. The participants discuss about the problems in Laos and look for solutions.
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Summer seminar in France part 3
Summer Seminar of the Alliance for Democracy in Laos, France, July 2012. The participants discuss about the problems in Laos and look for solutions.
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Summer seminar in France part 4
Summer Seminar of the Alliance for Democracy in Laos, France, July 2012. The participants discuss about the problems in Laos and look for solutions.
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Summer seminar in France part 5
Summer Seminar of the Alliance for Democracy in Laos, France, July 2012. The participants discuss about the problems in Laos and look for solutions.
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11 Juli 2012 Clinton in Laos
Hillary Clinton visits Laos
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Lao Girls Driven to Prostitution
The impact of the economic, internet age and social media from neighbouring countries growth in Laos driven girls to sex trade.
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The next level of dependence:VN-Laos relationship to reach new level 21:47 | 13/06/2012 VGP - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday affirmed that Viet Nam would do its best to preserve and develop its special relationship with Laos for the benefit of both countries. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee Chansy Phosikham, Hanoi, June 13, 2012 - Photo: VNA  The Party chief made the statement at a reception for Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee Chansy Phosikham during his working visit to Viet Nam. Phosikham informed his host of co-operative results between the two parties. He affirmed that the two Commissions for Personnel and Organisation of the two Parties would co-operate closely to implement their agreements, making them bear fruit. Mr. Trong expressed his belief that under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, its people would continue to gain new achievements in implementing the 9th Party Congress Resolution and the 7th five-year socio-economic development plan. General Secretary Trong said he hoped that both commissions would increase the exchange of experience in personnel training at all levels, and implementing agreements. On the same day, Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee To Huy Rua also held talks with Mr. Phosikham. The two sides exchanged information related to Party building work and the implementation of co-operative programmes in the 2011-15 period./.
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2012 06 16 Nobel Lecture by Aung San Suu Kyi, Oslo with Subtitles
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ADL Statement about Dr. Khapheuy Panmalaythong has been dismissed from the Lao communist party.wmv
Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong- Wiese (President of the ADL), speaks about the restrictions against Dr. Panmalaythong in Laos.
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Representative Khampheuy Panemalaythong
Debate on Lao Education funding at National Assembly
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Machthaber der LAO PDR hat Dr. Khampheuy Panemalaythong aus dem Führungskreis der Partei ausgeschlossen
 
Laut dem Bericht der Jumpa Revolution, haben die diktatorischen Machthaber der Laotischen Volksrepublik, am 23.05.12, Herrn Dr. Khampheuy Panemalaythong alle Funktionen weggenommen. Es bleibt nur noch Funktion als Abgeordneter der Nationalversammlung.
 
Dr. Khampheuy Panemalaythong ist als mutiger Abgeordneter bekannt geworden, welcher offen Kritik an der Nationalversammlung Im Juni letzten Jahres geübt hat, er kritisierte dass marxistisch-leninistische System und forderte mehr Demokratie in Laos. Wir, die Laotische demokratische Bewegung im In- und Ausland in allen Sektionen sollten diese Situation genau beobachten und die unseriöse Arbeit der Machthaber kritisieren.
Kurzbiografie von Dr. Khampheuy Panemalaythong (Quelle: Institut für Sozialwissenschaft in Laos)
- Geborenam 27.11.58
- Geburtsort im Dorf Ban Sommone, Muang Xiengkho, Provinz Hoaphan, ethnische Zugehörigkeit: Lao
- AktuellerWohnsitz: Ban Kham Hung, , Hauptstadt Vientiane
- Letze Funktion: Mitglied im ZK der Revolutionären Volkspartei von Laos (Kommunistische Partei), Sekretär im Vorstand der Partei, Vorsitzender des Nationalen Instituts für Sozialwissenschaften.
- Allgemeinschule Klasse 6, Berufsschule,Hochschule Masterabschluss
- Doktorat in Politischer Philosophie
- Beamter seit August 1983, Parteieintritt am 19.11.85
- Zusammenfassung der Karriere:
1970 – 74 Grundschule Nong Noi 76 in Naning (China)
1974 – 77 Collegeschule Nr. 2 Haback in Vietnam
1978 – 83 Philosophiehochschule in der Nationaluniversität in Leningrad, UDSSR
Lehrer für Philosophie im Institut für Politik und Nationaladministration in Thang Gnone in der Hauptstadt Vientiane.
1985 - 88 Doktorats Arbeit für Politik -Philosophie im Institut für Sozialwissenschaft an der Zentrale der Kommunistischen Partei der UDSSR.
1988 – 89 Lehrer für Philosophie in dem nationalen Institut für Politik und Administration in Thagnone in der Hauptstadt Vientiane.
1989 – 96 Arbeit im Büro der Parteizentrale, Sekretär des Parteivorsitzenden, Sekretär des Staatpräsidenten Khamtay Siphandone. .
1996 – 2003 Vizevorsitzender des Büro der Parteizentrale, Sekretär des Parteivorsitzenden, Sekretär des Staatpräsidenten Khamtay Siphandone.
2003 – 10 Vorsitzender des Büros der Parteizentrale, Sekretär des Parteivorsitzenden, Sekretär des Staatpräsidenten Khamtay Siphandone.
2006 gewählt als Mittglied im Zentralkomitee der Partei in der VIII Periode.
2010 - Heute: Zentralkomitee der Partei , Sekretär des Parteivorstands, Vorsitzender des Nationalen Instituts für Sozialwissenschaften und Mittglied im Komitee des Vorstands für Sicherheit, Schutz und Ordnung in der Zentrale fürdie VII. Periode.
 
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Dr. Khapheui Panmalaythong has been dismissed from the Lao communist party
According to a news dispatch from the Dok Jumpa pro-democracy movement inside of Laos, just a few hours ago today, the totalitarian State/Party, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), has relieved Dr. Khampheui Panmalaythong of all his duties and positions in the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP). It appears that he still remains a member of the Lao parliament, the National Assembly, as a representative of district 1 in the capital city of Vientiane. There is no clear and detailed official explanation of the reasons for the dismissal. In June 2011, Dr. Khampheui took a courageous and unprecedented stand and spoke out openly in front of the officials and members National Assembly, voicing his critical opinion of a governing system that follows Marxism Leninism. While he called that ideology obsolete and irrelevant to the needs of Lao society, he stressed the importance of independent thinking, individual liberty, and democratic rights. As movements for democracy in Laos, those of us inside the country as well as those of us overseas should monitor the situation very closely and be watchful of any further retaliatory measures by the regime againstDr. Khampheui and his human rights.
Brief biographical sketch of Dr. Khampheuy Panemalaythong (Source : National Institute for Social Science, Laos )
Brief biographical sketch of Dr. Khampheuy Panemalaythong
(Source : National Institute for Social Science, Laos )
- Birthdate: 27/11/58
- Birthplace: village of Ban Sobmone , Town of Muang Xiengkho , Huaphan Province
- Ethnicity: Lao
- Current residence : Ban Kham Hong, Meuang Xaythani, Vientiane
- Last Positions : Member of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (Lao communist party)
Secretary of the Party’s Office, Director of the Lao National Institute of Social Sciences
- Joined government service in August 1983
- Full party membership since 19/11/85
Summary of education and career :
Grade 6 public school , vocational school , master's degree, Ph.D in Political Philosophy
-1970-74 Primary School, Nongnoy 67, in Nan Ning (People’s Republic of China).
-1974-77 Secondary, School No. 2 in Ha Bac in (Socialist Republic of Vietnam).
-1983-85 Taught philosophy at the Institute of National Policy and Administration at Tha Gnone, Vientiane .
-1985-88 Doctoral work at the Institute of Political Philosophy and Social Sciences at the headquarters of the Communist Party of the USSR.
-1988-89 taught philosophy at the Institute for National Policy and Administration at in Tha Gnone,Vientiane.
-1989-96 working in the Office of the Party Headquarters, secretary to Chairman of the Party and President of Laos, Khamtay Siphandone.
-1996-2003 Vice-Chairman of the Office of the Party, secretary to Chairman of the Party and President of Laos, Khamtay Siphandone.
-2003-2010 Chairman of the Office the Party, secretary to Chairman of the Party and President of Laos, Khamtay Siphandone.
-2006 elected Member of the Central Committee of the Party in the VIII period.
-2010 Today: Member of the Central Committee, Secretary of the Office of the Party, Director of the Lao National Institute of Social Sciences and Member of the Committee of the Executive Board for Safety, Protection and Order in the Headquarters of the Party for VII period.
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 : ຄະນະພປລ ທີ່ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມປະຊຸມ ໃນມື້ທີ່ ນຶ່ງ ແລະ ມື້້ທີ່ສອງ ( ແຖວສາມ ແລະ ແຖວສີ່ທີ່ ຈາກດ້ານຫລັງຫ້ອງປະຊຸມ) ໃນກອງປະຊຸມ ຂອງສະຫະປະຊາຊາດ ຂອງກັມມາທິການ ວ່າດ້ວຍການ ຈຳ ແນກທຳລາຍເຊື້ອຊາດ ທີ່ເມືອງ ເຊເນວາ ປະເທດ ສວິສແລນ
ຄະນະພປລ ທີ່ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມປະຊຸມ ໃນມື້ທີ່ ນຶ່ງ ແລະ ມື້້ທີ່ສອງ ( ແຖວສາມ ແລະ ແຖວສີ່ທີ່ ຈາກດ້ານຫລັງຫ້ອງປະຊຸມ) ໃນກອງປະຊຸມ ຂອງສະຫະປະຊາຊາດ ຂອງກັມມາທິການ ວ່າດ້ວຍການ ຈຳ ແນກທຳລາຍເຊື້ອຊາດ ທີ່ເມືອງ ເຊເນວາ ປະເທດ ສວິສແລນ
 : ຮູບກອງປະຊຸມພິເສດ ໃນມືທີ່ສອງ ກ່ອນເຂົ້າກອງປະຊຸມໃຫຍ່ ເປັນກອງ ປະຊຸມ  ທີ່ມີບັນດາຜູ້ຕາງຫນ້າ ກັມມາ ທິການສະຫະປະຊາຊາດພົບປະ ກັບ ຜູ້ ຕາງຫນ້າຂອງ ອົງການບໍຂຶ້ນກັບຣັຖ ບານ ໃນນັ້ນ ຄະນະ ພປລ ໄດ້ກ່າວບັນ ຫາຂອງລາວ ລະອຽດເພີ່ມ ແລະ ກ່າວຂໍ້ ສເນີ ໃນການແກ້ໄຂບັນຫາຂອງລາວ ພ້ອມທັງ ໄດ້ຍື່ນເອກະສານ ຫລັກຖານ ສຳຄັນຕ່າງໆແກ່  ກັມມາທິການສະຫະ ປະຊາຊາດດັ່ງກ່າວ.
ຮູບກອງປະຊຸມພິເສດ ໃນມືທີ່ສອງ ກ່ອນເຂົ້າກອງປະຊຸມໃຫຍ່ ເປັນກອງ ປະຊຸມ ທີ່ມີບັນດາຜູ້ຕາງຫນ້າ ກັມມາ ທິການສະຫະປະຊາຊາດພົບປະ ກັບ ຜູ້ ຕາງຫນ້າຂອງ ອົງການບໍຂຶ້ນກັບຣັຖ ບານ ໃນນັ້ນ ຄະນະ ພປລ ໄດ້ກ່າວບັນ ຫາຂອງລາວ ລະອຽດເພີ່ມ ແລະ ກ່າວຂໍ້ ສເນີ ໃນການແກ້ໄຂບັນຫາຂອງລາວ ພ້ອມທັງ ໄດ້ຍື່ນເອກະສານ ຫລັກຖານ ສຳຄັນຕ່າງໆແກ່ ກັມມາທິການສະຫະ ປະຊາຊາດດັ່ງກ່າວ.
 : ຮູບກອງປະຊຸມໃຫຍ່ ສະຫະປະຊາຊາດ ຂອງກັມມາທິການ ວ່າດ້ວຍການ ຈຳແນກທຳລາຍເຊື້ອຊາດ ທີ່ ເຊເນວາ ປະເທດສວິດສແລນ  ຂ້າງເທິງຖັດຈາກ ປະທານກອງປະຊຸມສີ່ທ່ານ ຈາກຂວາ ແມ່ນ ຣັຖບານ ສປປລ  ແລະ ພວກນັ່ງ ຢູ່ກາງຂ້າງລຸ່ມ, ສອງຝາກຂ້າງ ແມ່ນ ກັມມາທິການສະຫະປະຊາຊາດCERD
ຮູບກອງປະຊຸມໃຫຍ່ ສະຫະປະຊາຊາດ ຂອງກັມມາທິການ ວ່າດ້ວຍການ ຈຳແນກທຳລາຍເຊື້ອຊາດ ທີ່ ເຊເນວາ ປະເທດສວິດສແລນ ຂ້າງເທິງຖັດຈາກ ປະທານກອງປະຊຸມສີ່ທ່ານ ຈາກຂວາ ແມ່ນ ຣັຖບານ ສປປລ ແລະ ພວກນັ່ງ ຢູ່ກາງຂ້າງລຸ່ມ, ສອງຝາກຂ້າງ ແມ່ນ ກັມມາທິການສະຫະປະຊາຊາດCERD
ຮູບຄະນະ ພປລ ຕໍ່ຫນ້າ ຕຶກ ຫ້ອງ ປະຊຸມຂອງ ສະຫະປະຊາຊາດ ທີ່ ເມືອງ ເຊເນວາ ປະເທດ ສວິສແລນ
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Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong- Wiese reports about the 80's session of CERD in Geneva. February 27th to 29th 2012.
The ADL at the 80th Session of
by Marcus WieseUnited Nations Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
On February 27– 29, 2012 the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the United Nation on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) invites several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) including the Alliance for Democracry in Laos (ADL) to discuss the report of the government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) on the human rights situation in Laos.
 : The meeting took place at the  Palais Wilso in Geneva, Switzerland. The ADL delegation included:  Mrs. Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong- Wiese, President of the ADL,  Mr. Dr. Khamlay Mounivongs,  Vice–President, Chief-Secretary  Mr. Oun Saypharath,Vice-President
 : Mr. Marcus Wiese, Public Relations & Press Affairs,   Mr. Hoth Douangvichith, Political Committee,  Mr.Olivier Douangvichith, Committee on  International Relations,  Mr. Tiao Sisgna Nachampassack, Senior Advisor, Mr.Bouakèo Phengphachanh
The meeting took place at the Palais Wilso in Geneva, Switzerland.
The ADL delegation included:
Mrs. Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong- Wiese, President of the ADL,
Mr. Dr. Khamlay Mounivongs,
Vice–President, Chief-Secretary
Mr. Oun Saypharath,Vice-President, ADL France
Mr. Marcus Wiese, Public Relations & Press Affairs,
Mr. Hoth Douangvichith, Political Committee,
Mr.Olivier Douangvichith, Committee on International Relations,
Mr. Tiao Sisgna Nachampassack, Senior Advisor,Mr. Bouakèo Phengphachanh
The delegation of the government of the Lao PDR numbered 13 people including:
Mr. Chaleun Yiapaoheu, Minister of Justice, Mr.Yong Chanthalangsy, Ambassador of the Lao PDR to the UN offices and other int. Organizations in Geneva, and from various legal, human rights, and ethnic agencies and offices, Mr. Khamsao Kaysong, Mr. Ouan Phommachack, Mr. Khonepheng Thammavong, Mr. Sosonephit Phanouvong, Mr. Nalonglith
Norasing, Mrs. Yangxia Lee, Mr. Vongvilay Thiphalangsy, Mr. Douangmany Ngotsyoudom,
Mr. Phasouk Nanthalangsy, Mr. Sengpraathid Snoukphone, Mrs. Xayprani Chanthalangsy.
The ADL delegation was led by the ADL- president, Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong-Wiese.
During the meeting, CERD members held separate sessions with. The ADL produced and presented a detailed report about the Situation in Laos. The ADL pointed out that, the Lao PDR government has made and continues to incur violations against several Articles of the International Covenant on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). On the basis of its findings relating to violations of human rights in the Lao PDR, ADL provides in its as an alternative report to that of the government, ADL detailed the major violations that have been very significant for the population in general but particularly serious in terms of racial discrimination
ADL stressed for the Committee that there is no political freedom in Laos. There is still an authoritarian regime in Laos with only one communist party, known as the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party which has been ruling the country since 1975. There are no free elections. There is no freedom of expression in Laos. All civil rights were mentioned in the 1991 National Constitution but in practice the Lao authorities apply them arbitrarily, differently and discriminately. The ADL complained to Committee about the Lao government’s repression and suppression of different ethnic groups, Lao-Hmong in particular and others. The right for housing is restricted by the special treaties, long-term contracts and leases with foreign interests and powers and by the dictates of the special economy-zones. These treaties are made by the government without the people’s participation in the decision-making process. In this connection, ADL cited the special treaties with Vietnam and China. These treaties provide the guaranty for Vietnam to control Laos and give landsto China and Vietnam for a complete exploitation. Ethnic expulsions from ancestral homes and ethnic cleansing are the result.
Following the ADL President’s statement before the committee, Mr. Oliver Duangvichith, provided information on the serious unemployment and the prostitution problem in Laos. Dr. Khamlay Mounivongs then reported to the Committee on the worsening problem relating to the trafficking Lao women and young girls to Thailand.
In addition, the ADL brought to the attention CERD violations against several articles. Article No 4 a: To prohibit the superiority of a race. Vietnamese are given priority to Lao people in in key areas public administration and policy. This is a result of the political tactic of the Lao communist party to hold on to power. To maintain good relationships with Vietnam they sacrifice their own people. Article No 5 d: Right to civil rights. There is no freedom of expression in Laos, this is ‘guaranteed’ in the Constitution but in practice those who have tried to peacefully make their voice heard still remain in imprisoned for long years now.
The ADL informed CERD that it would stand ready as a witness to testify for these violations.
On Tuesday 28 the delegation of the Lao government has to come to the committee to stay for answers. An attempt of intimidation of the ADL delegation by a photographer of the Lao authorities unfortunately failed! ------->
The delegation of the Lao PDR gave a report about the situation in Laos,but because of ADL’s intervention the Committee, the report does not correspond to the facts of what really has happened and continues to happen in the Lao PDR.
The government’s delegation had to answer the serious and probing questions the ADL has raised with the CERD members. In particular, the questions about corruption, ethnic cleansing and the special treaties made the delegation noticeably nervous.
An Expert regretted the lack of definition of racial discrimination in the legal system. This same question was submitted by the ADL to the experts. The ethnic minority schools were referred to by another Expert, who requested assurances that those schools did not hide an attempt to assimilate ethnic minorities. She asked how the subject of history and the multi-ethnic nature of the country were taught to children.
Regis de Goutte, Country Rapporteur for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, regretted the long period since 2005 when the State party had not submitted any periodic reports. He also noticed that the basic freedoms in Laos have to be more developed as necessary. CERD recommends the Government of Laos to establish a national human rights commission. The NGO’s are not the enemies of the Lao PDR, they are observers and critics. The UN will support the Lao PDR to reach these aims. CERD will observe Laos by their own employees
Official report of the CERD:click here
ADL report for CERD:click here
ADL president's speech Feb.27th: click here
ADL presidents speech Feb. 28th: click here
Mr. Oliver Douangvichith's speech: click here
Mr. Dr. Khamlay Mounnivongs speech: click here

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Despite reservations from Mekong Basin countries, construction continue
Written by Our Correspondent Wednesday, 29 February 201
Over the opposition of environmental groups and the governments of other countries in the Mekong Basin, the Thai government is pushing ahead with the construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam, environmentalists say.
Although the Cambodian and Vietnamese governments have expressed concerns about the dam and work was supposed to stop until further study has been completed, preliminary construction on the giant dam deep inside Laos, is continuing, according to International Rivers, which opposes the structure.
Large numbers of workers have been on the job for two years to build access roads and facilities for the project, said Pianporn Deetes, Thailand Campaign Coordinator for International Rivers. Ch. Karnchang, Thailand’s largest construction company, has the contract to build the dam for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, better known as EGAT, which has contracted to 95 percent of the energy from the dam.
“It doesn’t mean the dam can’t be stopped,” Deets told Asia Sentinel in a telephone interview. “We believe there are many channels that we can try to cancel the PPA (power purchase agreement).”
Thailand appears to be defying an agreement in early December by the Mekong River Commission Council, comprising water and environment ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, to seek international support to produce a more complete study of the dam, which is intended to produce 1,280 megawatts of power for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
The Mekong supports the largest freshwater fishery in the world. The downstream governments are concerned that the Xayaburi and 10 other dams planned for the Mekong, which feeds a river basin populated by 60 million people, will do irreparable damage to the river’s habitat.
Environmentalists say anywhere between 23 and 100 fish species could be adversely affected.
The dam, 810 meters wide and 32 meters high, is opposed by 263 NGOs from 51 countries. Thousands of people in the region have urged that it be cancelled. Its primary objective is to generate, along with electricity, foreign exchange earnings for financing socio-economic development in Laos, a landlocked and obscure country of 6.8 million mostly poverty-stricken people. Laos is seeking to develop its way into prosperity through extensive investment in dams, mines and plantations, hoping for jobs, rising incomes and revenues to end poverty.
Wracked by incessant bombing and the dropping of tens of millions of antipersonnel mines by the Americans during the Vietnam War, Laos remains one of the world's poorest countries, ranking 135th in the world. Nearly 41 percent of the population are under the age of 14. It is one of the few remaining one-party Communist countries left on the planet. Subsistence agriculture accounts for as much as 30 percent of gross domestic product, according to the CIA Factbook, and provides 80 percent of total employment.
Ten dams are already in operation across the country, generating 669 megawatts of power. Another eight are expected to be operational by this year, generating an additional 2,531 megawatts. Nineteen more are planned and 42 more are the subject of feasibility studies, almost all of them financed and developed by foreign interests expecting to turn a profit from electricity generation. Thailand is to import up to 7,000 megawatts by 2015. Vietnam will take another 3,000 megawatts by 2015 possibly rising to 5,000 megawatts by 2020 in accordance with an understanding reached in December 2006, according to a 2010 study titled
, produced for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and written by researcher David Fullbrook.
In 2010, the Mekong River Commission commissioned a strategic environmental assessment that recommended all decisions on Mekong mainstream dams be deferred for a period of at least 10 years while further studies can be conducted.
“We are afraid the fish migration could be destroyed,” Deets said. “There are 60 million people in the basin who depend for their livelihood on the river.”
The Thai government, she said in a prepared statement, “has ignored the agreements made last year among the four regional governments and the concerns expressed by Cambodia and Vietnam. With more than eight provinces in Thailand at risk from the Xayaburi Dam’s transboundary impacts, the state has also disregarded its duty to protect its own people from harm. It’s irresponsible to push forward with this dam, when the project’s impacts on Thailand have yet to be adequately studied.”
“The Mekong River Commission governments have not yet reached agreement on the Xayaburi Dam nor have they closed the prior consultation process,” the press release quoted Lam Thi Thu Suu, Director of the Centre for Social Research and Development in Vietnam, as saying. “By committing to purchase power from the dam and moving forward with the project’s implementation, EGAT and Ch. Karnchang are violating the trust and goodwill of Thailand’s neighbors. No construction on the Xayaburi Dam should proceed while further study is underway.”
Four Thai banks have already provided financial support for the dam including the state-owned Krung Thai Bank. When the Commission asked about the steps they took to examine the project’s environmental and social impacts, however, the banks were not able to provide detailed information.
“It’s astonishing to think that the financiers of this project have not taken the dam’s significant environmental and social impacts more seriously. Even a five minute search on the internet would reveal numerous media reports that highlight the concerns of the Thai people,” Deets said. “The recklessness of EGAT’s and the Thai companies’ pursuit of the project is likely to become a catastrophe for our country’s reputation. We call on the Thai government to immediately cancel the power purchase agreement and for Thai banks to withdraw financing from the Xayaburi Dam.”
An independent study has already concluded that the Xayaburi Dam’s electricity is not needed to meet Thailand’s demand for energy in the coming decades.
Drugs on the menu
for Aussie tourists in Laos
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Drug problem in laos
A big problem in laos today.
When going out for a night on the town in Laos, on the menu for the typical Australian tourist will be magic mushrooms, cannabis and even opium.
The pubs literally have menus listing all those drugs — and even "disco buckets" containing some of each.
When 24-year-old Nathan, from Newcastle, went to Laos for a few days during a tour of South-East Asia last November he thought things would be pretty loose.
But even he was shocked at the reality of the place.
"Stuff gets out of control," he told ninemsn. "It gets crazy." Nathan took a picture of the drugs menu at the first nightspot he visited, a pub on the riverside in Vang Vieng. A bag of "weed", mushrooms or opium — frequently processed to produce heroin — was about 100,000 Laotian kip ($12) while a litre bottle of locally-produced "whisky" was about $2. He said he did not try the opium but he and his friends had a bit of everything else. "I was worried about the police but I didn’t see anyone get busted," he said. "The people at the bars make it seem normal." TheWikitravel website says while drugs are technically illegal in Laos, in towns like Vang Vieng some are freely available in many bars and restaurants. However, the site advises travellers not to buy drugs off the street or risk being taken to a police station and forced to pay a "fine" of about $450.
Laos has featured prominently in local headlines this year after the deaths there of three young Australians.
Lee Hudswell, 22, of Sydney, and Daniel Eimutis, 19, of Melbourne, died while "tubing" in a river near Vang Vieng and 22-year-old Alexander Lee, from Melbourne, was mysteriously found dead in a hotel room in the village of Nongkio along with his Dutch girlfriend.
A young woman, Annika Morris, 19, from Melbourne, passed out and became extremely ill while after drinking a shot of whisky while tubing. There is no suggestion any had taken illegal drugs.
But Nathan went tubing too and said everything that was available in the pubs was also available at the bars that lined the river. "I was with a group of people, and we just lost them," he said. "It was just all the alcohol, mixed with drugs and floating down the river and all these jumps and slides down the side of the river."
He said he could easily see how "stuff goes wrong over there". "I'm surprised it doesn't happen to more people."
Queensland University emeritus professor Martin Stuart-Fox, an expert on South-East Asian history, said the situation in Laos was "the sixties all over again" when "everything" was openly available. "In '63 Laos had the largest legal opium den in the world in a disused theatre and the best cubicles were on stage," he said. "In the markets in the sixties you could see these little old women who had a pile of tobacco on one side and an equally large pile of marijuana on the other."
He said the western tourists were there back then too — often young men in Kombis who had driven from Europe via Afghanistan or India for the hash. But everything changed in 1975 after the Laotian Civil War when the Pathet Lao — the Laotian equivalent of Vietnam's Viet Cong — came to power. "They rounded up all the local addicts and prostitutes and put them on two islands in the Nam Ngum reservoir to go cold turkey," Professor Stuart-Fox said. "For a while all this was cleaned up, but then in the mid-1980s Laos opened up to foreign investment and little by little these practices returned. Nightclubs opened and the tourists came back. "By about 2000 you could get women and drugs fairly easily in Laos and there was a lot of corruption. "Officially, the communist regime claims to try and control the drugs but in fact because of the corruption, these places with the menus just pay off the officials. "You can get drugs pretty well anywhere."
Professor Stuart-Fox said there had always been drugs in Laos because they were part of the indigenous culture. "Opium is freely available because it's always been used for medicinal purposes, and marijuana is also available because it's used in medicinal soups," he said. "The drugs that are really nasty now are the manufactured drugs like amphetamines."
A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said Australians visiting Laos should to take special note of travel advice. "While Laos is not an inherently dangerous country (Australians are advised to exercise normal safety precautions) there are very serious legal and health risks associated with taking drugs there," the spokesperson said. "As anywhere, risks associated with water-based and other potentially dangerous activities, like tubing, are magnified further if combined with alcohol or drug taking." Nathan said he had no regrets about his time in Laos and wanted to go back.
"I don't regret it because nothing really happened to us, but I regret seeing these articles in the news and seeing how uncontrollable it is," he said. "You do have a great time, everyone there's having a blast but it's the kind of thing your parents wouldn't want you doing.
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