Lao Government Troops Launch New Assault Against Hmong at Phou Bia Mountain — Radio Free Asia (Me: Laotian ethnic cleansing of Hmong from their homeland for profit)

Lao government troops have launched a new campaign of attacks against groups of ethnic Hmong living in forests near Phou Bia Mountain in an effort to remove them from areas targeted for development and foreign investment schemes, rights group and Hmong sources say.

The new push against the Hmong—who fought under U.S. advisors against communist forces during the Vietnam War—follows the March 14 publication of an order by authorities in Xaysomboun province barring access by civilians to the forests near Phou Bia, the highest mountain in Laos, an international NGO said at the weekend.

Source: Lao Government Troops Launch New Assault Against Hmong at Phou Bia Mountain — Radio Free Asia