Lao morning news for August 12

Lao morning news for August 12

Lao PDR morning news

Stopping human trafficking in Lao
Recently, students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane to learn about human trafficking and, especially, how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law. The topic was discussed during the course of a Model United Nations (UN) event, which took place at the UN House in Vientiane.
— The Asean Post

Authorities appeal for help after floods in Huaphan
Authorities in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, are calling for contributions of cash and materials to help with the recovery effort after 18 villages suffered from flooding and landslides.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Social media users required by law to register platforms
The regulation is aimed at ensuring social media users act responsibly and comply with the laws. This means people using a platform such as a website, Facebook or other channel to provide information and advertisements need to be registered with the ministry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

430 tonnes of rice bound for flood victims
The government has handed over about 430 tonnes of rice worth over 3.3 billion kip provided by the Japanese government as part of ongoing disaster assistance to the southern provinces.
— Vientiane Times 

Laos, China extend partnership in treatment of cardiovascular disease
As part of this, they are learning about modern forms of heart surgery through the use of video.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

The Fred Hollows Foundation will continue to support work to improve the vision of people in 10 provinces of Laos, aiming to give them a better quality of life.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos to issue bonds to tackle fiscal deficit
Over the past five months of this year, the government has sold 1.13 trillion kip worth of domestic bonds, equal to 28.89 percent of the amount targeted in the plan for 2019, according to a recent report from the Ministry of Finance.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Bank of Laos advised to more strictly regulate money changers
The remarks were made during a consultative meeting between public and private sector representatives in Vientiane on Tuesday to discuss foreign exchange rates and other topics related to public services to ease business operations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Asean
On behalf of the government, I would like to send my great blessings to the leaders of the Party and State, the military, the police and all Lao people both here in Laos and abroad, who have contributed significantly to the mission of national defence and development, and contributed to Asean activities over the past 22 years.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to Develop Localized Office Software with Korean Support
South Korean software developer Hancom has announced that it will support Laos to develop localized office software.
— The Laotian Times

Central Laos’ natural beauty on loop
Central Laos is a destination I wish I did not have to tell people about.
— The Straits Times

Top leader meets with Lao counterpart
The two leaders agreed to work together to nurture and promote the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries to new heights, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
— Chinh Phu

Australia: Press Laos to Protect Rights
The Australian government should press the Lao government to take serious steps to remedy its poor human rights record at the 6th Australia-Laos human rights dialogue on August 12, 2019, in Canberra, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

Lao central bank advised to strictly regulate money changers
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BoL) should not merely issue warnings to money changers who break the currency regulation rules, a senior Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) official said last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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