Lao morning news for January 2

Lao morning news for January 2

Lao PDR morning newsRice Shortages Hamper Recovery Efforts in Laos
Rice shortages are the latest setback in Laos’ relief efforts for victims of the country’s worst flood disaster in decades.
— Reliefweb

Lao parliament approves government reshuffle
The ongoing Lao National Assembly (NA) session has approved a reshuffle and appointments in public security, national defence and the banking sectors.
— Brink Wire

Transport liberalisation could lower freight service costs
The cost of freight services in Laos would be much lower if the government allowed foreign firms to provide these services, a new study suggests.
— Borneo Bulletin

Savannakhet disciplines dozens of officials over misconduct
Savannakhet province has disciplined more than 30 officials and many others are being investigated over various forms of misconduct and corruption, local media reported.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Cambodia agree to deepen ties, resolve border dispute
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen have agreed to work together to deepen bilateral ties and resolve border disputes between the two neighbors.
— Brink Wire

New Year begins with hopes for a brighter future
Lao people nationwide together with people around world celebrated the New Year with hopes of greater achievements in life during 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Amphetamines top list of drugs seized in Vientiane in 2018
Amphetamines and heroin were the most frequently confiscated items during a police crackdown on the drug trade in the capital this year.
— Vientiane Times

Chineese hotpot restaurant Lao Szechuan plans February open
Two business partners from Minnesota are planning to open a restaurant centered around a dining concept largely new to Sioux Falls.
— Argusleader

Laos Detaining Seven Christians For ‘Illegal’ Christmas Service
Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders were detained by the Communist government’s security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.
— Bosnewslife

Media rewarded for Visit Laos Year 2018 coverage
Individual members of news outlets on Monday received awards for outstanding coverage in relation to Visit Laos Year 2018.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo J&C Service

This week’s morning news photo focuses on the death, pain, and loss that typically occurs at this time of year on Asean roads due to drunk driving, speeding, and a failure to wear protective helmets when travelling on motorbikes.


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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