Thieves, Trophies, Weed and Mountains – This Week In Social Media
The Laotian Times brings our readers a round-up of some of the most shared topics this past week, based on reach and engagement on Facebook. From Khaen-playing Californians and public servants smoking weed to flower thieves and emotionally charged national pride, this list summarizes the types of content that are wildly consumed on Lao social media.
— The Laotian Times
Mekong River Turns Blue in Thakhek
The mighty Mekong River, normally a vast expanse of brown, has taken on a bluish hue, making it appear like seawater in some areas.
— The Laotian Times
China-Laos railway rail-welding yard put into operation
On the 44th anniversary of the funding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on Dec. 2, 2019, the China Railway No.2 Engineering Group (CREC-2) has welded the first 500-meter-long rail for the China-Laos railway project in Lao capital Vientiane.
Thai E-Sports Firm Raises Funds to Expand in Southeast Asia, Laos
Bangkok-based startup Infofed has received JPY 5 million ($45,700) from Japanese gaming media company GameWith, with a plan to expand in several Southeast Asian countries, including Laos.
— The Laotian Times
SEA Games 2019: Laos vs Thailand live stream, updates, when and where to watch
Thailand began their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Indonesia, but have defeated Brunei Darussalam 7-0 and Singapore 3-0 to bounce back. Meanwhile, Laos began their tournament with a goalless draw against Singapore, but lost 6-1 to Vietnam in their second outing. They have since then recorded their first win — a 3-0 defeat of Brunei in their previous game.
— For Sports Asia
Programme boosts ties among Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian farmers
National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien met on December 2 with heads of the Lao and Cambodian farmers’ delegations who are taking part in an exchange programme in Lam Dong province.
— Vietnam Plus
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Q3 2019 Preparedness
— Relief Web (Infographic)
VN, Cambodian, Lao farmers cultivate ties
An exchange programme for farmers from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos began in the Vietnamese Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Saturday, aiming to boost cooperation among the three countries in agricultural production and sales.
— The Phnom Penh Post
Everything ready for first-ever Russian-Lao military exercise due on December 10-19
KHABAROVSK, December 2. /TASS/. Preparations have been completed for the first ever Russian-Lao military exercise Laros 2019, to be held in Laos on December 10-19, the press service of the Eastern Military District has said.
CHINESE ‘SERIAL KILLER’ LAO RONGZHI CAUGHT AFTER 20 YEARS ON THE RUN
reports that Chinese serial killer Lao Rongzhi has been caught after being on the run for 20 years.
Belarus hopes for increasingly vibrant cooperation with Laos
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Bounnhang Vorachith as the country celebrates National Day, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
— Belarus News
Feature photo Lonely Tours
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on National Day, 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).
About Lao morning news.
Lao morning news roundup is the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of Lao English language news headlines published. Each weekday we scour hundreds of local and international news sites and websites to find the freshest Lao English language news today.
We filter our the dull, the boring, the repetitive, and the click-bait and package all of the Lao daily news that you need to know to start your day into an easy to read, time saving format of Lao news headlines and first paragraphs before 8.00am Vientiane time.
We clearly identify the source of all the Lao news headlines, whether it is behind a paywall, a media release, or whether the news site uses annoying pop-up advertising or auto-play video, in case those things annoy you too. If a website uses particularly invasive pop-up adverts, we’ll tell you.
This enables you to make an informed choice of whether you want to learn more by clicking directly through to the original Lao news article, or keep on reading the remaining Lao daily news headlines.
Click here to get your Lao English language news today by email before 8.00am Vientiane time daily. Remember to watch out for the confirmation email from us to confirm your subscription. Check your trash folder if you do not see it.
Governance, not government; policies not politics.