Officials Ignoring Retirement Age

Stricter enforcement of the retirement regulation is needed to prevent the current problem of officials reaching retirement age but not retiring, a senior government official has said.
The lax enforcement of the law is contributing to Laos’ glut of state employees, with the proportion of public servants in the country higher than in its neighbours.
The excess of state employees means the government has to cope with the heavy spending burden of their salaries. Statistics show there were 12,550 officials recruited in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. In contrast, only …..

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