contrary to popular belief, the hmong lao did not 100% support gen. vang pao. in fact, a significant portion supported hanoi and the ldpr. here is a current list of all hmong people serving in significant capacities in the ldpr. so what do you think? are they traitors or pioneers?
Madame Pany Yathortou, Member of Politburo of the Lao People’s
Revolutionary Party Central Committee (among the 11 most powerful
persons in Laos) and Vice President of the Lao National Assembly.
Six Ministers such as:
1. Chaleun Yapaoheu, Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central
Committee and Minister of Justice;
2. Saysengly, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office;
3. Vongphet Saykeuyachongtoua, Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
Central Committee and President of the Federation of Lao Trade Union;
4. Tong Yeu Thor, Member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
Central Committee and Vice President of Lao Front for National
5. Laoly, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare; and
6. Ly Tou, Vice Minister of Education.
Several provincial Governors and among them Sombath Yialyher, Party
Secretary of Vientiane Capital.
Two Generals including one Police General and dozens of Director
General including Yaseng, Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Lao PDR.
***found even newer election results. so as of 2011 - Madame Pany Yathortou now holds the 5th most powerful position in laos (pretty sure she's the most powerful women politician) and M. General Asang Laoly now holds the 6th most powerful position (yes, there are other hmong generals besides vang pao).