Lao Morning News For May 10

Lao Morning News For May 10

Lao PDR morning news

Malaysia And Australia Committed To Address Cross-Border Crime – DPM Zahid
Malaysia and Australia will be more committed in addressing cross-border crimes, including on issues pertaining to illegal immigrants involving both countries, through border patrol training, exchange of intelligence information and closer cooperation.
— Bernama

12 Innovative Startups Qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism Forum
Organizers of the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) accelerator program announced that 12 startups from Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam have qualified to pitch their business plans to investors at the Mekong Tourism Forum, 6 June in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.
— Hospitality Net

Govt tightens spending to reduce debt burden
The government has announced that some new development projects planned for this year could be postponed until next year if Laos faces a revenue shortfall in 2017.
— Vientiane Times

Asean members discuss ICT development cooperation
Some 110 delegates from Asean member states met yesterday in Vientiane to review progress and seek ways for future cooperation in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development.
— Vientiane Times

Smokers Take Up Over 57% Of Lao Population
Lao smokers aged above 15 across the country in 2015 shared 57.9 percent of the combined population.
— J&C

Electricity Law Amended for Sustainable Hydropower Development
The Law on Electricity of Laos has been amended for the third time to ensure sustainable development in the hydropower industry as well as to consider the highest interests of the state and people.
— Lao News Agency

Mr X and the cartels hooking South-east Asia on pills
The downfall of millionaire “Mr X”, long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos, has highlighted the role of the secretive, communist country in showering pills across Southeast Asia.
— Today Online

NA debates amendments to Law on Electricity
Despite the draft amendment to the Law on Electricity being approved, numerous issues have been relayed to the drafting sub-committee for improvement following comments and recommendations from National Assembly (NA) members.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Malaysia strengthen ties
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his delegation are officially visiting Malaysia from May 9-10 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri NajibTun Abdul Razak.
— Vientiane Times


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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