Lao Morning News For May 15

Lao Morning News For May 15

Lao PDR morning news

NA supports enactment of Data Protection Law
While National Assembly (NA) members spoke in support of enacting the Law on Data Protection, many expressed confusion as to whether this law differed from the Law on ICT and Law on Cyber Crime.
– Vientiane Times

Dispute with Laos persists
Laos and Cambodian soldiers remain “face to face” with each other in a disputed border region in Stung Treng province, a provincial military commander said yesterday, an assessment that appeared at odds with a recent statement by the Laos prime minister downplaying the standoff relayed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
– The Phnom Penh Post

In Laos, it’s taking shape
s the sun beat down on Chinese workers driving bulldozers, four huge tractor-trailers rolled into a storage area here in Vang Vieng, a difficult three-hour drive over potholed roads from the capital of Laos, Vientiane. They each carried massive coils of steel wire.
– The Telegraph

Grilled pork franchise business set to expand to Laos, Cambodia
Preecha Klongchit spent Bt20,000 in 2011 to launch a grilled-pork franchise, Kim Soon Grilled Pork, and it now generates revenue of Bt240,000 a day.
– The Nation

ADB supports provision of more job opportunities
The Asian Development Bank is poised to deliver technical assistance of about US$1.5 million (12 billion kip) to help Laos expand employment opportunities.
– Vientiane Times

Fostering regional ties via YEN-D
Hatsavanh Haemany, chief executive of Shichida Child Academy in Laos, is eager to find Thai partners to invest in a 50-room hotel in Vang Vieng, a small popular town north of Vientiane, over in the next two years.
– Bangkok Post

Vang Vieng cleans up its act
Information, Culture and Tourism Office reports Vang Vieng attracted 183,000 visitors last year generating more than 70 billion kip (USD8.52 million) from its tourism industry.
– TTR Weekly

Going Green in Lao PDR: World Bank Group Leading by Example
The best way to lead is by example. The World Bank Group in Lao PDR has taken this to heart by leading green initiatives literally from the ground up.
– Miltech PR Distribution

Law amendment makes changes to role of prosecutors
The proposed amendment to the Law on People’s Prosecutor makes changes to more than half of the law, enlarging the responsibilities of prosecutors.
– Vientiane Times


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John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

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In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

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