All Comments for Vietnamese Bank Official (Almost) Makes Off With Lao Buddha Statue

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phetsakhat sorphainam from vientaune :

sisaket, ong teu, emeral hor pha keo, inpeng temples were built during king sethathirath ruling.

Jan 19, 2015 11:01 AM

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Pathana from Vientiane :

We won't forgive who do such bad thing for Lao culture

Jan 19, 2015 02:40 AM

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LaoDouangDee from USA :

This is so shameful to Lao authority and Lao People's Revolutionary Party whom always propagate that they are for Lao and protecting Lao sovereignty. This is a clear evident that they are Vietnamese puppets. The master-puppet relationship was
hidden for many decades to Laotain. The arrogant BIDV chairman, Ha Bac Tran, just showed Laotian and the world that he can take any things in Laos as he prefers.

The Lao media does not covers this incident as expected; since it just an apparatus of Lao authority. This incident should be a wake up call to all Laotain on having leaders without election and from a single monopoly political party. There is no check and balance in Lao governor system. The current Lao prime minister, Thongsing Thammavong, was pushed up from a demand of Vietnamese communist party; and of course the puppet prime minister just inactive (until people make some noise) to his master's bad behavior.

Jan 18, 2015 04:26 PM

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Zendi :

Vietnamese never show respect to our culture and heritage. Im sure if a Lao person were to make off with Vietnamese artifact. They would be punish by the Vietnamese government.

The Lao government should teach that Vietnamese banker a lesson and be punish for his crime. If they don't do anything about it. It obvious that more and more Vietnamese like him will continue to steal and endanger Laos rich heritage culture and nationalism for the Laotian people around the world. We Laotian demand him to punish!

Jan 17, 2015 11:08 PM

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Lao Pride from Vientiane :

Anne Clark: It is not a silly story. This story reflects the reality in Laos. Vietnamese has so much power that they can take what they want. This story is about the victory of the oppressed Lao people who were able to fight back and to keep what they have.
Without their initiatives to make noise on the social media, the Vietnamese thief would have the statue for good.

Jan 17, 2015 10:48 PM

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Smack U from Air capital city :

They returned of the fake Buddha instead but the authentic one has gone for good and will never return. Lao is being robbed politically and economically by the regime of communist Vietcong and Lao dang communist party.

Jan 17, 2015 02:19 PM

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laoboy287 :

I'm pretty sure what they brought back was a fake!

Jan 17, 2015 11:58 AM

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Visal Thach from Khmer Krom :

Laos people should awake and protect your country. don't you all think that Vietnames take over your country. if not, Vietnamese people can't do and take whatever they want like that. Remember, last year, the Vietnames people wanted to build a gian Ho Chi Minh statue in Vientiane???? wake up! wake up! Laotians!!!!

Jan 17, 2015 08:29 AM

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VientianeVietnam from vietnamVientiane :

This is the truth of Vietnam doing in LAOS. You never know how much and How many things they already stolen before they get caught.These hungry Barbariens VIETNAM wiil steal anything they could from LAOS..staring from your Dogs ..your wife..your daughters..your LAND..with no MERCY NO PITY..They are what they eat..and they eat DOGS..They just act like DOGS.

Jan 17, 2015 02:30 AM

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Anonymous Reader :

Choummaly is a vietnamese puppet, a thief, a robber, a pirate. He let vietnamese government take whatever they want. Stupid lao government .

Jan 16, 2015 07:44 PM

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Anne Clark from Khmer :

What a silly and long article about 5 hours missing of Lao Buddha statue, committed by a greedy Vietnamese but dragged the country, politics, grievances, anti-Vietnam, land disputes... Wonder how long and how much detailed of a story if the Vietnamese guy keeps it for a day?

Jan 16, 2015 09:59 AM

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Lao boy from Lao land :

Anna, people with no sentimental ties toward these things
would certainly show some kind of insensitivity and/or carelessness.
I'm also curious if I would care if you've ever had any thing dearest to you stolen in front of your own eyes ?

Jan 17, 2015 05:19 PM



Jan 16, 2015 06:52 AM

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Visal from Kampuchea Krom :

I think you're right. the Vietnames people retured the fake Buddha to the temple.

Jan 17, 2015 08:42 AM

choy from perris :

I will never sale my cultural identity for any price!

Jan 16, 2015 01:11 AM

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