Lao morning news for October 15

Lao morning news for October 15

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Man, 69, Arrested for Refusing to Give Up Land His Family Has Held Since 1965
An elderly man in Laos was detained last month for refusing to give up land that had been in his family since 1965, family members said.

Chinese banana plantations bring work and pollution to Laos
Chinese banana plantations first started cropping up about six years ago in Bokeo province, northern Laos, which borders Thailand and Myanmar. Nowadays they cover more than 11,000 hectares, provide US$100 million in annual exports, and make up 95% of Bokeo’s exports, according to a 2017 report by Plan International.
— China Dialogue

Vietnam to Launch 5G Technology in Laos
The Vietnamese military-run telecom group Viettel plans to roll out 5G technology in Laos by year-end. This is Vietnam’s third overseas launch of the service.
— Open Gov Asia

PM Extends Sympathy To Japanese Counterpart Over Damages, Losses Caused By Typhoon Hagibis
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith sent today, Oct 14, a message of sympathy to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe over the losses and damages caused by Typhoon Hagibis which hit Japan between Oct 12 and 13, 2019.

Vientiane to host almsgiving for 300 monks as part of Dharma Yatra pilgrimage
A mass almsgiving will take place in Vientiane on October 26 to coincide with the arrival of some 100 to 150 monks and Buddhists from five different countries in the Mekong Basin region.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Drug bonfire highlights Laos’ efforts to control abuse
Over 700 kg of illegal drugs seized in police raids were set alight in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, on Saturday to mark National Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, which falls on October 12.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

President advises on development in Naxaithong
President Bounnhang Vorachit has advised authorities in Vientiane’s Naxaithong district to provide officials with more in-depth political ideology education as well as to put a stop to undesirable social conduct.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Singapore’s 54th National Day Marked In Vientiane
Singapore Ambassador to Laos, Ms Leow Siu Lin hosted a reception party to mark the 54th anniversary of Singapore’s National Day and the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Laos in Vientiane on Friday, Oct 11.

Lao press launches Chinese language news website to reach more readers
Lao Press in Foreign Languages officially launched Chinese language news portals to broaden its customer base and reach a wider audience.
— Xinhua

Lao people celebrate end of Buddhist Lent
During Buddhist Lent, which begins on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, monks are required to remain in their temples, learning dharma and practicing meditation.
`– SGGP English

Study of problem gambling in MN’s Laotian community suggests the need for fresh treatment approaches
The numbers are in and at first glance they look troubling.
— Minn Post

St. Paul’s Lao Thai closes after two-decade run
Lao Thai restaurant, a fixture along University Avenue for 23 years, has closed its doors for good.
— The Business Journals


Feature photo Tripsavvy

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  Vientiane Boat Racing celebrating Boun Awk Phansa, October 13.


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).


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