Category Archives: Politics


Obama’s Announcement in Laos Puts Spotlight on US Cluster-Bomb Use


President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Laos this week has put a spotlight on the United States’ role in the use of cluster bombs, a particularly devastating weapon known for its indiscriminate harm, and comes at a time when there have been increased calls for the U.S. to join an …

The Latest: Obama Touring Buddhist Temple In Luang Prabang


VIENTIANE, Laos — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Laos (all times local):

12:40 p.m.

President Barack Obama is touring a Buddhist temple that’s an important symbol of Lao heritage and culture.

His first stop was a carriage house at the Wat Xieng Thong temple in Luang …

Laos US: Obama Regrets ‘Biggest Bombing In History’


The bombs, as one Laotian described it, “fell like rain”, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday on a visit to Laos, a first for any sitting US president.

“Given our history here, I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal,” he said.

He referred …

In Laos, Obama Seeks to Move Past Vietnam War Fallout


U.S. President Barack Obama recognized America’s secret war in Laos from decades ago, a symbolic gesture intended to move the two country’s relations beyond their dark Cold War past.…

Malaysia Is Eighth Largest Foreign Investor in Laos


Malaysia has emerged as the eighth largest foreign investor in Laos with investments of RM 2.3 billion from 2000 to 2015.

Malaysian Ambassador to Laos, Datum Than Tai Hing said investments by Malaysian companies at present covers the banking and finance, insurance, tourism, education, construction and agriculture sectors.

“It also

The Latest: Obama: US Interest in Asia Not a Passing Fad

Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit, right and U.S.President Barack Obama stand as the national anthems are played at Presidential Palace in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016. President Obama met with Laotian President Vorachit on the first visit to the Southeast Asian country by a sitting American president. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)


VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama says the U.S. commitments to the Asia-Pacific region will endure over the long term.…

Obama to Announce $90 Million Package to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs


President Barack Obama has pledged $90 million to Laos in a joint three-year project with the country’s government to clear tens of millions of unexploded US bombs.

Obama’s Laos Visit: Changing History or Asia ‘Pivot’?

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WHILE Barack Obama’s visit to Laos this week is the first ever by any U.S. president and hence ‘historical’, it is not merely history that Obama is after nor is the visit aimed at washing from the public memory the horrors of massive bombing Laos was subjected to during the …

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