|LP01||NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL|
single class – established in 1981
|For:||high merit by leaders of the country, native Laotians, foreigners, and collectives|
|Design:||round breast badge, gold, 37mm across, with “hero” style suspension ribbon|
|Obverse:||a sharp pointed gold star, surmounting a gold disk with a cogwheel with rice sheaves around, and below the name of the award in Lao inscription(lian kam haeng-saaht);|
gold 75% (11 gm)
silver 5% (1 gm)
copper 20% (3 gm)
Total weight = 1 Baht (15.244 gm)
The suspension is 40% gold (4 gm)
This is the highest award of the LPDR. It was given to the leader of Lao PDR and other senior Lao and foreign dignitaries. It was presented to Suphanuvong, first president of the Lao PDR, on July 13, 1989 on the occasion of his 80th birthday. It was also presented to Vietnam Communist Party Leader Lê Duẩn during an official Lao visit to Hanoi on August 22, 1981.
The medal is, of course, very rare.
National Gold Medal
National Gold Medal in presentation case
Presentation of the National Gold Medal to Suphanuvong, committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Center, 13 July 1989, Vientiane
Presentation of the National Gold Medal to Phumee Vongvijit, committee of the Political Party Center, Chairman of the Lao Establishment, 30 April 1989, Vientiane
Presentation of the National Gold Medal to Nuhak Poonsawanh, President of the Lao PDR, 1993, Vientiane (citation of 17/11/1993 in speech No 79/S.P.P.)
Presentation of the National Gold Medal to Phumee Vongvijit, consultant of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Center, and Poom Siprasert, Deputy Prime Minister of the Lao PDR, 1993, Vientiane (citations of 17/11/1993 in speech No 80/S.P.P. and 24/7/1993 in speech No 61/S.P.P.)
For the presentation ceremony speaches, see here
- On November 25, 2008, in Vientiane, Lao PDR, President Choummaly Sayasone awarded Hun Sen – the Lao national gold medal – in recognition of his efforts in enhancing relations, creating good conditions and developing economies, societies and cultures between Laos and Cambodia.
National Gold medal awarded to Lao People's Army
(KPL) Lieutenant General Choummaly Sayasone, Secretary General of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao PDR presented on 20 January a national gold medal, the highest medal of the Lao PDR, to the Lao People's Army for its great contribution to the National revolution, defense and construction.
On this occasion, Lieutenant General Douangchay Phichit, LPRP CC Politburo member of the Party Central Committee and Minister of National Defense expressed thanks and gratitude to the Party and government for offering the highest medal of the nation to the Lao People's Army.
He said that over the past 60 years of the growth and expansion of the Lao People's Army under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party is a history to test the long fighting of the Lao People's Army (LPA) for national independence.
The army joined with the people to gain victory over its enemies, enabling the Party and people to seize power from the old administration, abolish the monarchy and establish the Lao People's Democratic Republic.He added that over 60 difficult years of implementing the two strategies tasks of national defense, and construction full of honourable sacrifices, enjoying the Party's able and creative guidance, the LPA along with the entire people have fulfilled their historical obligations asked of them by the Party and the motherland.
They have worthily written a new page of the nation's history.
NLSX meeting on 15th, 16th and 17th May 2006. (Eighth Congress of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) was held in Vientiane Capital)
Mr Choummaly pinned a National Gold Medal on the LFNC.