Southeast Asia’s performance is especially disheartening. The “disappearance” of Sombath Somphone, an internationally acclaimed civil society leader who was kidnapped from the streets of Vientiane in late 2012, is a glaring example of a worsening of the human rights...read more
My dearest Sombath, Today, 17 February, is your birthday. Today in celebration of your birthday I and a small group of family and friends went to Na Khoun Noi Forest temple to offer food to the monks and nuns, and also offer blessings for you – blessings that...read more
123 out of 176 Laos' ranking in Transparency International's 2016 "Corruption Perceptions Index" Note: This is another in a series of posts on "Laos by the numbers." Feedback and suggestions are welcome. According to Transparency International’s Corruption...read more
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