However, the memory of the internal antagonism of the Hmong re-emerged when it came to the alleged assassination of Souphanouvong
's son by a so-called CIA Hmong in 1967, again a source of embarrassment for the guide) The ambiguous history of the Lao Hmong is without doubt one of the most important educational effects for many tourists.
Khamxay, a minister to the Prime Minister's Office and the eldest son of the first Lao president, Prince Souphanouvong
, has not shown up at his office with the Business Development Committee since April, according to the Lao-language service of RFA monitored in Bangkok.
In the meantime, in early 1949, the Lao Issara movement split (19) over the question of relations with the Viet Minh (Stuart-Fox and Kooyman 1992: 73), and based on the Viet Minh model Prince Souphanouvong
(20) formed the Free Lao Front--by drawing together anti-French forces, including Faydang and his Hmong Resistance League formed in 1946 (Dommen 1971: 75)--which later became known as the Pathet Lao (PL)--to carry on the anti-French resistance (Stuart-Fox and Kooyman 1992: 46, 143).
On the other hand, Souphanouvong
and the communist Neo Lao Hak Xat took a position favourable to Sihanouk.
The Lao government permitted Khamxay Souphanouvong
, a minister previously thought missing, to take unlimited leave for medical treatment and activities in Europe, a diplomat at the Lao Embassy in Bangkok said Friday.
The Hmong ghetto in Luang Prabang, which is sandwiched between Souphanouvong
University and the Luang Prabang International Airport, was not there prior to 1975, when I was a student in Luang Prabang.
The problem is that this Lao prince was neither a 'faithful' colonial collaborator like King Sisavang Vong and his son nor a fellow traveller like the 'Red Prince', Souphanouvong
. On the colonial side, Phetsarath got into trouble when he voiced a number of opinions designed to unify Laos in national ways and lent his support to Lao independence from French rule in 1945.
During the first Indochina war between France and the communist movement in Vietnam, Prince Souphanouvong
formed the Pathet Lao (Land of Laos) resistance organization committed to the communist struggle against colonialism.
A scene of a Hmong ghetto in Luang Prabang, which is sandwiched between the Luang Prabang International Airport and the Souphanouvong
This was countered by the 'Southeast Asian League', which was set-up in 1947 by the Lao Prince Souphanouvong
(the so-called Red Prince), who became its first General Secretary.