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  • #199090
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    The Lao Government and the Lao people seem to be less xenophobic than Cambodia, especially when it comes to dealing with Thailand, the closest neighbour of both countries. This will surely drive Laos towards modernisation in term of economy and infrastructure a lot faster than Cambodia.

    See this news

    Govt approves bridge budget

    Published on Mar 9, 2004

    The government yesterday approved Bt1.5 billion for the construction of a third Thai-Lao Bridge, this one linking Laos’ Huay Xai and Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district, said Sita Divari, the prime minister’s deputy secretary.

    Thailand would ask China to fund the other half of the Bt3-billion project, he told reporters after a meeting between Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Songpong Mongkolwilai, an official of Laos’ prime minister’s office.

    The bridge across the Mekong River, which would be part of Route 3 linking Bangkok to Kun Ming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province, is aimed at facilitating the transportation of goods and people between Thailand, Laos and China.

    The Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, which links Nong Khai with Laos’ Vientiane, was built in 1994 and so far is the only bridge to have been completed between the neighbouring countries. The second bridge, which would connect the Lao province of Savannakhet and Mukdahan, is due to open in 2006.

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the second bridge is scheduled to coincide with a joint cabinet meeting between Thailand and Laos between March 20 and 22. Thaksin and his Laotian counterpart, Boungnang Vorachit, will take a break from the meetings in Laos’ southern Champasak province and Ubon Ratchathani to preside over the groundbreaking.

    During the joint meeting, the governments plan to sign agreements on the construction of a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts and to initiate a sister-cities relationship between Mukdahan and Savannakhet.

    In order to promote tourism, Sita said Laos also plans to relax border pass regulations to encourage more Thais to visit the country. He said Laos is considering waiving visa requirements for Thais by next year.

    #199104
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    KhemaraRaksa
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    Theyre practically the same people. It figures. In any case, if they end up becoming allies, then they will still have us to deal with.

    #199114
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    soma
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    We Cambodian are more close to Japan

    #199124
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    cambocute
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    And the Japanese almost cut down all trees in Cambodia.

    To be honest, I think Japan is closer to Thailand or Laos than to Cambodia, Miss.

    #199136
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    DaraAngels
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    I don’t think you know Laos situation. Thailand and Cambodia is working together still eventhough they still hold the hate but they are working together. You have not seen Vietienne have you? The amount of tourist attraction in Cambodia surpass Laos. Also Cambodia made a top 50 ranks to travel in the world in the BBC station in Britain last year 2003 and also Lonely Planet’s top 5 places in 2003.

    This Laos girl just came back from Laos in 2003 and she said Laos is modern because it has basketball hoops and I asked her if they have anything else and she said no.

    I know Laotian people and they really hate the situation in their country alot, just like Khmers. Laos and Thailand, actually they still have tons of issues especially with Lands and Temples.

    Not only this but there is now a huge Vietnamese population in Laos way more than before, they all came to settled in Laos because the Government of Laos owed them for helping them to become a Communist state and driving the French out?

    Laos main investor is Vietnam
    Cambodia is Japan
    Vietnam is South Korea

    [Message last modified 03-09-2004 09:36am by DaraAngels]

    #199149
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    cambocute
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    Sources?

    #199161
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    camluverjoiu
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    listen taigger

    you think that lao will surpass cambodia, cambodia is walking and learning to run to be moderinize. Vietnam governemtn still hold on to lao, vis a vis hanoi, real politik. not from the books. what is real politik, i suggest you camp out with para soldiers, son sann forces during the resistance to drive vietnam out, cambodia can endure 3 million dead and strife and kick vietnam out, you think that cambodia will run slower than lao. you must be holding onto a cane and smoking yaba.

    i read your post and yes thailand has it beauty, but also check out asian fever from hustler, i seen alot of darkness too.

    also the population of lao is 5-7 million almost 1-2 million are vietnamese. there is no more royal family.

    cambodia can endure 3 million dead, a size of 3 nukes. starvation, a 500000 vietanmese soldiers vs. 60-70000 khmer fighters and yet kick vietnam out.

    dont underestatime the khmer heart sucka. lao and thai are basically the same. the essarn region is full of enthic lao. wont be surprise me if lao becomes a vietnam provice or a thai city by the next mellium.

    also burma ragoon is beautiful, i love the burmese people and i am delighted that the genearals of burma and cambodia can play golf together. i hope the soilders of cambodia and burma work together to strenthen our defense and learn tatics together. because if history was to repeated itself, thailand is the target.

    from a beloved khmer

    [Message last modified 03-09-2004 09:30am by camluverjoiu]

    #199173
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    Sources! I don’t have them because I do not collect sources I read different things on a daily basis ranging from Laos newspaper, Thai, Vietnam, Cambodia, British, American, and more.

    Vietnam surpassing Cambodia ia more believable but for Laos, I know too much about our Neighboring Laos too believe your comments.

    #199185
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    In response to camluverjoiu’s statement.

    History won’t repeat it again as we are getting more civilised (both economically and mentally). We won’t commit such stupid things again (well except for some maniacs like err … :-) really). If it was to happen, fat chance for Cambodia and Myanmar to win over Thailand. Have you ever witnessed the Thai Government buying weapons including missiles, liner, jet fighter airplanes, etc. during the past decades? Besides, Myanmar herself is still struggling fighting each other between the central Government and other minority troops. Cambodia is not on par with Thailand in term of military power (well, almost anything really).

    Obviously, your hold a destructive attitude for some extent. This is not a good thing at all for the world and human kind. Please try to think in a constructive way man.

    I brought this news up in order to ask us to look at ourselves. We need to co-operate with our immediate neighbours. Yes you can say that Cambodia wants to deal with Japan rather than Thailand or Vietnam, it’s okay for some extent. But don’t you realise how much Camdodia has to depend on her neighbours, especially Thailand and Vietnam? Cambodia and Myanmar merely have a few bucks worth of annual trade. Moreover, Myanmar and Thai Government are building up better relationship. Thailand and Laos are dealing with many projects and constructions. Thailand and Vietnam are getting closer to each other now both economically and culturally.

    Thai and Vietnamese can enter their counterpart country without a VISA. Next year Laos will join the club as well. It seems that Cambodia is lacking behind. Okay go and join with Japan. Do you think it works that way? Simply not!

    [Message last modified 03-09-2004 04:55pm by cambocute]

    #199198
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    Recca
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    you gotta be kidding me!

    #199210
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    camluverjoiu
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    From the first indochina war to the second and third, from the invasion of cambodia vis a via thailand twice in the latter part of this century.

    history will repeat itself, it is a proven fact that the s.e asia region is ravage by warfare, like it or not, recently war almost break out between thailand and cambodia. this is a fact.

    also do you think that the aircraft, tanks, can break a people if war is to cut lose, heck thailand can’t even take care of the south pattanni.

    thailand might be ahead of cambodia, but i know my khmer people, they rise fast, we just have peace for about 7 years since 1997 after the coup and I see progess arealy. it might be slow but surely cambodia will get there.

    no country wants warfare, but the khmer resolute has proven to the world that they can take genocide, war, coups and still have a country.

    heck they kick out vietnam with guerrila warfare, the vietnamese has a strong army, but in cannot win the heart of the khmer people.

    all the fighers jets, tanks, wont do good in guerrila warefare.

    see wccpd.org it talks about the might of vietnam army facing a khmer army.

    if thailand goes to war with cambodia, they will suffer, vietnam learned the hard way, because of their invasion they lagg behind thailand. thailand wont dare to risk war with cambodia, money, and their enonomy is at stake.

    also they can occupy, but i doubt that they can get rid of the rebels, and cambodia is good with warfare, might not have aircaft, tanks, but as history has shown recently,

    60-70000 khmer vs. 500000 vietnamese and after 10 years,they were out, you think that thailand can hang in my khmer land.

    this is reality.

    real politik

    [i]Originally posted by cambocute[/i]
    In response to camluverjoiu’s statement.

    History won’t repeat it again as we are getting more civilised (both economically and mentally). We won’t commit such stupid things again (well except for some maniacs like err … :-) really). If it was to happen, fat chance for Cambodia and Myanmar to win over Thailand. Have you ever witnessed the Thai Government buying weapons including missiles, liner, jet fighter airplanes, etc. during the past decades? Besides, Myanmar herself is still struggling fighting each other between the central Government and other minority troops. Cambodia is not on par with Thailand in term of military power (well, almost anything really).

    Obviously, your hold a destructive attitude for some extent. This is not a good thing at all for the world and human kind. Please try to think in a constructive way man.

    I brought this news up in order to ask us to look at ourselves. We need to co-operate with our immediate neighbours. Yes you can say that Cambodia wants to deal with Japan rather than Thailand or Vietnam, it’s okay for some extent. But don’t you realise how much Camdodia has to depend on her neighbours, especially Thailand and Vietnam? Cambodia and Myanmar merely have a few bucks worth of annual trade. Moreover, Myanmar and Thai Government are building up better relationship. Thailand and Laos are dealing with many projects and constructions. Thailand and Vietnam are getting closer to each other now both economically and culturally.

    Thai and Vietnamese can enter their counterpart country without a VISA. Next year Laos will join the club as well. It seems that Cambodia is lacking behind. Okay go and join with Japan. Do you think it works that way? Simply not!

    [Message last modified 03-09-2004 04:55pm by cambocute]

    #199220
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    soma
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    LAOS may not be ahead of Cambodia.Lao is still fully under Vietnamese control and they had not done much to get rid of them. I don’t think viet will allow laos to be any better. Just watch.

    #199233
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    camluverjoiu
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    you are right soma,

    real politk style.

    vietname goverment has control over there. real politk style.

    i am glad the khmer got rid of those vietnamese soliders in cambodia. 60-70000 khmer vs 250000-500000 viet and we still have cambodia.

    amen

    [i]Originally posted by soma[/i]
    LAOS may not be ahead of Cambodia.Lao is still fully under Vietnamese control and they had not done much to get rid of them. I don’t think viet will allow laos to be any better. Just watch.

    #199243
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    [i]Originally posted by camluverjoiu[/i]
    i read your post and yes thailand has it beauty, but also check out asian fever from hustler

    i luv that porno!

    #199255
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    Khmer_Ryder
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    [i]Originally posted by camluverjoiu[/i]
    cambodia can endure 3 million dead, a size of 3 nukes. starvation, a 500000 vietanmese soldiers vs. 60-70000 khmer fighters and yet kick vietnam out.

    i wish that was true. it’s the international community led by the US and China that ended the vietnamese occupation in Cambodia.

    #199267
    Avatar of camluverjoiu
    camluverjoiu
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    [i]Originally posted by Khmer_Ryder[/i]

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by camluverjoiu[/i]
    cambodia can endure 3 million dead, a size of 3 nukes. starvation, a 500000 vietanmese soldiers vs. 60-70000 khmer fighters and yet kick vietnam out.

    i wish that was true. it’s the international community led by the US and China that ended the vietnamese occupation in Cambodia.[/quote]

    that what i am talking about, cambodia was able to win with support from us and china.

    we did not have to go to war fro preah vihear.

    #199279
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    camluverjoiu,

    Please don’t forget that China has something to do with this story. One reason why the Vietnamese troops backed up was that millions of Chinese troops advancing to attack North Vietnam. China is the main supporter of Khmer Rouge at that time.

    You know, I don’t have any problem whatsoever if Cambodia will be ahead of Laos or any country. In fact, I am glad to hear that. So don’t get me wrong.

    #199291
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    of course i know that, thanks to his majesty, father of cambodia, his friends in north korea, china helped alot, that is why I said Vietnam learned a huge lesson, that cambodia is to remain soverign.

    china to this very day has a special status among cambodian generals and m.p.

    us is close to thailand, while china is close to cambodia.

    and the dragon is rising.

    [i]Originally posted by cambocute[/i]
    camluverjoiu,

    Please don’t forget that China has something to do with this story. One reason why the Vietnamese troops backed up was that millions of Chinese troops advancing to attack North Vietnam. China is the main supporter of Khmer Rouge at that time.

    You know, I don’t have any problem whatsoever if Cambodia will be ahead of Laos or any country. In fact, I am glad to hear that. So don’t get me wrong.

    #199302
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    [i]Originally posted by cambocute[/i]
    camluverjoiu,

    Please don’t forget that China has something to do with this story. One reason why the Vietnamese troops backed up was that millions of Chinese troops advancing to attack North Vietnam. China is the main supporter of Khmer Rouge at that time.

    You know, I don’t have any problem whatsoever if Cambodia will be ahead of Laos or any country. In fact, I am glad to hear that. So don’t get me wrong.

    I am sure countries in the world are way beyond Cmabodia,but when it comes to Laos. I could not buy it.

    #199312
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    from cambocute

    “This will surely drive Laos towards modernisation in term of economy and infrastructure a lot faster than Cambodia. ”

    I was lmao, man this is too funny, this person post so much beauty of thailand then had to diss cambodia. man this is too funny.

    heck if thailand was so friendly then why are they fighting over a mountain range. why wont the royal family of laos going to thailand to ask for support. the last i heard, they stay with the khmer royal.

    LOl

    [Message last modified 03-09-2004 12:46pm by camluverjoiu]

    #199323
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    Don’t be so arrogant mates. It doesn’t hurt to look around a bit.

    As for the future of Laos, when the highway between China and Thailand is completed you shall see the upcoming Laos. After all it’s good that every country in SEA is developped. The smaller the gap between each country is the faster the whole region will grow.

    #199334
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    [i]Originally posted by cambocute[/i]
    Don’t be so arrogant mates. It doesn’t hurt to look around a bit.

    As for the future of Laos, when the highway between China and Thailand is completed you shall see the upcoming Laos. After all it’s good that every country in SEA is developped. The smaller the gap between each country is the faster the whole region will grow.

    maybe you should ask your self that, because cambodia will grow also. as for my country future, you will see, the next big thing. cambodia has beautiful places waiting to be explore, imagaine preah vihear by sky train, rattankiri explore, kompong som beaches, koh kong tourism. you will see. i am proud that my country can endure so much yet she still walking.

    she does not crawl, she walk and waits to run into the future. as long as peace is betwwen the khmer race, you will see

    tovada bless cambodia

    #199345
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    Yep. I’d like to see that happen as well, honestly.

    #199356
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    i’m not very good at politics or economics, but here’s my two cents:

    the only reason why laos is better off economically right now is because they didn’t have to start from year zero like cambodia. but both countries have equally corrupt government officials, so yeah.

    cambodia’s resources are more abundant than laos. also, we have access to the sea, which makes it very easy for trade. i think right now the only reason why the kip is worth more than the riel is because cambodia’s gov’nt officials are pocketing most of country’s money.

    i honestly believe that in about 20 more years or so, cambodia will be very much different than what it is right now. all we need is a good gov’nt and assistance from outside and inside, and we’ll do fine. i mean, honestly, look at where cambodia is right now!! i think we’re doing good so far, especially when you consider that we just barely got out of war (late 80′s/early 90′s).

    i don’t know about the rest of you, but i see myself building a summer home in cambodia in the not too far future. :D

    #199368
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    Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar are all working together to increase Tourism in a project called the Golden Triangle ? I forgot the name but I read it somewhere. Vietnam is not included.

    Don’t be scared Japan is not killing Cambodia. The people who cut down the trees are Cambodians! So sad they are too poor and where do these trees go? Vietnam, this is not an assumption but a fact I saw the documentary on Tv. Also if you didn’t know South Korea is investing a great deal in Vietnam they plan to help improve the Vietnamese film industry by helping them build state of the art cinemas. South Korean movies were nothing until in the 90s and now they plan to help Vietnam to follow their steps.

    Myanmar are you crazy do you know what is going on in that country? Myanmar is one of the top 5 places in the world to produce Drugs, corrupt, and yes a dictator runs the country. Yes Thailand is trying to cooperate with Myanmar but there is still mistrust among the two government. Myanmar government is furious with the Thai government showing or portraying the Burmese as villans in their historical movie that this issue was known throughtout Burma. There are so many more issues.

    Laos royal government? The king and Queen of Laos was killed during the war and the rest were in exiled, some members live in the USA.

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