All Comments for Lao Farmers Block Chinese Developer From Surveying Land for Airport Project

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The gambling business actually brings problems more than benefits to the local people. Here

is also a recent article regarding the Lao's

Bokeo casino that excels the negative impacts of

gambling business in which endangering local

livelihoods, dispossessing farmers of land and

inviting armed crime into previously quiet rural

areas. Laos Vegas: Rolling the dice on rural



Feb 03, 2015 01:54 PM

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thinkkit from Perris :

I've read some of your comments. You believed the Chinese and the farmers are to blame. In facts, it's the Lao Government to be blamed for they are the educated and knowledgable should defend the public's interests and ask the Chinese to pay fairmarket value and relocation cost, as to remedy for uprooting the farmers from their homeland. Our Lao government or King is selling Lao people short to spike their own nose, chins and chics because they don't value themselves. The way the farmers are treated are a reflection of the Lao King and his cabinet. They're spoiling the land for their own greed.

Oct 09, 2014 01:23 AM

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aijoesp from vientiane :

lao govt is now like ... , why they never think laos is losing land if they will give or sell it to chinese,has they ever observe that many shops, restaurants and other own my chinese, most of laos people not consume and many chinese people look down on lao people or lao labour... pls thnk about the future of lao fortune ... where they will live and survive if you just allow chinese come to laos and allow them to own the land, are you stupid??? no!

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May 07, 2014 10:34 AM

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Superman from Krypton :

The villagers are not stupid, just very naïve. They need/want money and selling their land was the only option to them. I blame the corrupted Lao government for all these problems. They are the ones that is making money from all of those rip-off transactions and bribes from the Chinese. Take down the one-party communist government and Laos will prosper.

Apr 16, 2014 10:01 PM

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Anonymous Reader from Luang Prabang :

I strongly disagree with you. Selling their land is not the only option for them to make more money. If the villagers want more money, they should keep their farmland to make them richer. For example, a friend lives close to Luang Prabang. He has been living there for more than 4 decades. Just few years ago, he turned his farmland into moneymaking. After rice season end, he then started to grow different kinds of vegetables and that vegetables did make his life better off. Two year later, he bought a brand- new Hyundai (Lao call it 2-Theo) around 6,000 US dollars. That piece of farmland can keep your live for longer than just selling it for one-time profits

Apr 21, 2014 10:19 PM

Anonymous Reader :

You the villagers are so stupid. You should not agree to sell your farmland to the Chinese in the first place. With the compensation, you received from the Chinese would never able for you to buy another piece of land for your own, because land prices are now skyrocketing. You villagers desire to live in hell. It is too late now for your villagers to block the Chinese from building their useless airport there. Your villagers know so well that Chinese do have a bad reputation and bad record on environmental disaster or pollution problems. If airport is to be building in that area, there will be a major problem for your health, especially your children.

Apr 12, 2014 11:20 AM

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