Lao morning news for September 4

Lao morning news for September 4

Lao PDR morning newsMalaysia Donates US$ 100,000 To Aid Flood Victims In Laos
Malaysian Ambassador to the Lao PDR Mr. Mohd Aini Atan met with Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Dr. Khampheng Saysompheng to inform the minister that the Malaysian government has provided USD100,000 as relief aid for flood victims in Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Illegal trafficking of baby elephants to China and Dubai for tourism must be stopped, say activists
An investigator has called on the international body that polices trade in wildlife to crack down on the illegal trafficking of young elephants across borders in south-east Asia.
— Independent

Laos Central Bank Warns Public Against Cryptocurrency Trading
Laos’ central bank has published a notice cautioning the public against cryptocurrency trading and their usage in payments.

WSE opens first British ELT centre in Laos
Wimbledon School of English has announced the opening of the first British English language centre in Laos, WSE Vientiane, in partnership with Panyathip International School.
— The PIE News

Laos Has The Youngest Population In S.E. Asia
The Lao PDR has a younger population than any country in Southeast Asia, with nearly 60% below the age of 25 years, and nearly 22% of the population are adolescent girls and boys, aged 10-19 years.
— Lao News Agency

River communities battle ongoing flooding
Many villages along the nation’s major rivers will continue to experience flooding after weather and water level warnings were issued for at-risk areas.
— Vientiane Times

Labour ministry, partners address worker health and safety
Officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and development partners met in Vientiane recently to discuss ongoing efforts to address occupational safety and health in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Sabaidee Pandaw successfully completes river trials
Pandaw’s newest river cruise ship has successfully completed her river trials ahead of her inaugural voyage from Laos to China this November.
— Cruise and Ferry

Preliminary Analysis of Vientiane Capital City & Nam Ngum Dam, LAO PDR, using radar satellite data acquired on 22 and 26 August 2018.
UNITAR – UNOSAT has performed a rapid satellite based flood extraction to illustrate the situation in Vientiane Capital City for the following AOIs.
— ReliefWeb

Govt awards friendship medal to outgoing French ambassador
The government has awarded a Friendship Medal to the outgoing French Ambassador to Laos, Mrs Claudine Ledoux, in recognition of her achievements during her mission in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Brothers in belief and deeds
Filipino human rights activists call on the Lao government to surface Sombath Somphone, who went missing in Vientiane, Laos, in 2012.
— LaCroix


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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