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Laos: Unhappy year-end

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This year was is supposed to have been a year to remember for Laos _ that was until the evening of Dec 15. ''I last saw my husband driving in his jeep behind my car on Saturday, 15 December, 2012. We were both going home to dinner,'' said Ng Sui Meng. 

''His jeep was still behind my car around 6pm near the police station at Thaduea Road. After that I did not see him anymore,'' Mrs Ng said in an appeal to the Lao government after her husband, Sombath Somphone, went missing on that day.

This year Vientiane and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party showed the world that their country could easily handle big international events. It hosted the Asia-Europe Summit (Asem) last month, the biggest ever in their history.

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