Vang Pao cancels his trip to Laos

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Exiled Hmong leader Vang Pao has cancelled his plan to visit Laos this week after death penalty threat from Vientiane, a Californiabased newspaper reported Tuesday.

His son Cha Vang and his confidant Charles A. Waters failed several attempts to negotiate with Lao authorities to pave the way for the return of the ex-general, according to the newspaper The Sacramento Bee.

Another of Vang's 18 sons, Chai Vang, said the general's representatives apparently spoke with "the wrong people - it wasn't the proper channel."

The exiled Hmong ex-general announced last month in Fresno in front of some 1,000 American Hmong that he planed to return home country Laos on January 10 to end the three decade long conflict with the regime in Vientiane.


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