Minority Policies and the Hmong in Laos


    Minority Policies and the Hmong in Laos

    Post by Guest on December 6th 2009, 11:12 am

    Faydang Lobliayao (Faiv Ntaj Lauj Npliaj Yob)

    Faydang Lobliayao was a politician in Laos who was the son of Kiatong Lobliayao (Kiabtoom Lauj Npliaj Yob). He felt that the leadership position of Tasseng (Tojxeem) should be passed from his father to him; but instead it was passed to Lyfoung and down to Touby Lyfoung. He petitioned the colonial French government for the position but was denied. He and his fellow clansmen aided the Japanese in their occupation of Indochina. As late as 1947, he made contact with the Lao Issara, most notably Prince Souphanouvong. He became Vice-President of the Neo Lao Hak Sat, though his power is more ceremonial than real.
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    936: Raise and fall of Chongtou Lo (Txoov Tub Lauj), son of Lo Bliayao (Lauj Npliaj Yob), to take over his father's duties as Kaitong (Kiab toom) ("Canton": political district). However, due to his ineffectiveness, he was replaced by his brother-in-law, Ly Foung (Lis Foom). Ly Foung's ascension to the position of Kaitong would eventually lead to clan conflict, the Lo Clan against the Ly Clan
    1938: Appointment by French Administration of Touby Lyfoung (Tub Npis Lis Foom), son of the Ly Foung as the Kaitong.
    1943: Arrival of Japanese troupes in Laos. Hmong two most powerful clans, the clan Ly/Lyfoung (lead by Touby Lyfoung, son of Ly Foung and nephew of Lo Blia Yao) and the Lo/Lobliayao (Lead by the Faydang Lobliayao (Faiv Ntaj Lauj Npliaj Yob), Lo Bliayao's son and Touby Lyfoung's uncle) fought for Lo Bliayao's political position of "Kaitong" in the District of Non Het in the Province of Xieng Khouang, Laos. The Ly/Lyfoung was supporters of the French colonialists and the Lo/Lobliayao, of the Japanese invaders: the end of the World War II divided the Hmong community into two fractions. The Ly/Lyfoung remained in Laos and supported the Lao royal regime. As for the Lo/Lobliayao, they fled to Vietnam where they joined the Pathet Lao, ally of the Vietnamese communist movement.

    after qian jia rebellion in 1795 thousand of hmong fled to dong van in vietnam. in 1805-06 paj txhim, blia yob's father organized a team led by khwb vwj to laos to look for a new place to settle. they landed and settled in nong het, laos. pas txim was in fact an unofficial and only a clan kia toom back in vietnam and still retained his title when arrived in laos. later in laos paj txim was murdered. because his oldest son, npliaj yob was still only boy, his title was passed to his
    uncle, txhiaj xwm lauj. of course, before 1896 when the first official kia toom, tooj ntxawg muas appionted was by the french, there were many countless kia toom vang, yang, lee, lor etc.., but these are just clan kiab toom. tooj ntxawg, npliaj yob and thereafter were the ones who appointed by the french to governed the hmong and collected tax from the hmong for the french. at that time the title was considered broarder, but later was replaced by toj xeem system.

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