Lao morning news for November 26

Lao morning news for November 26

Lao PDR morning newsRestructure the economy, expert advises
To ensure steady economic growth, Laos would be well advised to restructure the economy with a view to stability and sustainability and in ways that reverse the current slowdown, a top analyst has advised.
— Vientiane Times

KBank eyes business expansion in Laos
As part of the key strategy to expand businesses within AEC+3, KBank is now ready to tap into Lao PDR through numerous services and local partnership arrangements, the company said in a press release issued on Friday.
— The Nation

NA’s Members Urge Addressing Illegal Marriages
Members of the National Assembly have urged the government and its authorities to address social issues, including illegal marriages between Lao women and foreigners as this kind of crimes has made Lao women fall victim to human trafficking.

Laos govt to pay compensation to families displaced by railway
Arbitration solution committees in Vientiane and the provinces together with the project developer have agreed on settlements with local people and 94 per cent of the land required for the railway has now been acquired, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly last Monday.
— Borneo Bulletin

Patuxay Goes Blue on World Children’s Day
The occasion of World Children’s Day, celebrated on Nov 20 under the slogan ‘Go blue for every child’, the Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office and Vice President of the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children (NCAWMC), Mr Alounkeo Kittikhoun, and Dr. Octavian Bivol, UNICEF Representative lighted Patuxay monument in blue in support of the realisation of children’s rights in the country.

PM calls for collective action to end violence against women, girls
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for everyone to join together in ending violence against women and girls, saying that this kind of pernicious violence continues to exist.
— Vientiane Times

Dozens Of Students Granted Chinese Government Scholarships
(KPL) Chinese government has granted US$25,000 as a scholarship for 25 students of low income families in remote areas across the country.

NA urges decisive govt action against undesirable practices
National Assembly (NA) members have urged the government to use decisive measures to tackle chronic undesirable conduct by penalising offenders in line with the law.
— Vientiane Times

Two imprisoned 29, 27 years for fraud
The Vientiane People’s Court last Wednesday sentenced President of PS Lao Enterprise Souknaly Thepsimeuang to 29 years in prison on six charges including fraud – the biggest case of its kind in public memory.
— Borneo Bulletin

Laos, India agree to increase cooperation
Laos and India have agreed to increase cooperation in a wide range of areas from economic affairs to human resource development.
— Vientiane Times

Party gathers female diplomats in Laos
Female officials from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, along with more than 200 spouses of diplomats and women diplomatic corps in Laos, attended a party held by the Lao Foreign Ministry in Vientiane on November 23.
— Nhan Dan Online

Kyles Lao undaunted as ex-UP guard joins guard-heavy PBA draft
KYLES Lao has made the rounds in leagues around the country and will now try his hand at the big league – the PBA.


Feature photo Beasts on the Moon – Les Bêtes sur la Lune

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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