‘No proof’ in jailing of engineer in Laos
Lawyers are calling for the immediate release of a Thai engineer who has been detained in a Lao detention centre for over 10 months after being accused of causing about 1.7 million baht in damages to a Lao company’s business.
— Bangkok Post
Two Years after Lao Pyramid Scheme Protest, Defrauded Investors Still Waiting to be Repaid
More than 30,000 Laotians who invested in a company headed by owners who were convicted in 2017 of defrauding them in a pyramid scheme are still waiting to be repaid.
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Podul – Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRLA006
On 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul made landfall in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), bringing rainfall and winds until 3 September 2019, which has caused flooding in six provinces in the southern part of the country.
— Relief Web
Twelve Students To Join Rugby Exchange In Japan
On Sep 12, twelve high school students, two Lao government officials and one official from the Lao Rugby Federation departed from Wattay International Airport for Japan to participate in the Youth Rugby Exchange under the framework of JENESYS 2019, which is supported by the Japanese Government.
Agility Is Key In Times Of Distress
short for Unexploded Ordnance, is a term well known in Laos. One-third of the munitions that were dropped on the country between 1964 and 1973 failed to detonate on impact, posing a risk even today, many decades later.
Friends from Laos
The Ambassador of Lao PDR to the Philippines, Songkane Luangmuninthone (right), hosted the family and close associates of the late Philippine Ambassador to Laos Antonio
— Business Mirror
CAITA rally in full swing
The annual China-ASEAN International Touring Assembly and the China-ASEAN Journalists Rally (CAITA) is in full swing as it traveled to the Laos capital Vientiane on Sunday, after leaving Nanning, capital of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region earlier last week.
— Global Times
Thailand-Laos extends trade relations across Mekong river
The Thailand-Laos Trade Festival is taking place to promote border trade between the two countries. The event features some 100 booths selling goods from 20 northeastern provinces of Thailand and also from Laos.
— Pattaya Mail
Feature photo AHA Centre
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on flooding in Lao.
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