Asia-Pacific

Jun 10, 2014

Mystery surrounds death of key Laos officials

China looks set to benefit from a suspicious plane crash that killed a group of Laos politicians -- including a rising political star and potential PM. Crikey's anonymous stringer reports.

China looks set to benefit from the deaths in Laos of a group of senior government officials in an air crash on May 17. The group — four of Laos’ 15 politburo members — was killed when a military Antonov AN74TK-300 crashed on descent to an army commemoration ceremony near the Plain of Jars in Laos’ north-eastern Xiengkhouang province.

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  1. Peter Snashall

    I think you’ll find that narco-kleptocracy is now a fully formed word… narcokleptocracy
    .. The dash has gone as narcokleptocracies are now commonplace.

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