Ministry of Public Security (Laos)

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The Ministry of Public Security is the ministry of the interior of Laos. It includes local police, traffic police, immigration police, security police (including border police), and other armed police units. The current minister is Maj.Gen Vilay Lakhamfong.

In order to increase its capacity to address issues such as the illegal drugs trade and human trafficking, the Ministry of Public Security has established working relations with a number of foreign government agencies and international organisations, including UNODC and UNICEF.

The security forces subject to the ministry have occasionally been accused of human rights violations.[1] Their persecution of Christians in Laos is among the heaviest in the world.[2] Particularly members of the ethnic group of the Hmong have been subject to violence by security forces.

See also


  1. ^ Amnesty International
  2. ^ Open Doors USA

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