Lao morning news for January 28

Lao morning news for January 28

Lao PDR morning newsNo coronavirus in Laos, minister says
No case of the new coronavirus (nCoV) has been confirmed on Lao soil, Minister of Health Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Sihavong told a media conference yesterday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

PM demands faster business licence approval
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told his cabinet to take steps to expedite the approval of investment and business operation licences in line with an executive order he recently signed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Science ministry welcomes arts copyright declaration
Lao authorities have issued a new regulation that enables artists to declare copyright ownership and obtain a certificate that can be used as a reference in the case of a legal dispute.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos Climbs Two Spaces in 2019 Corruption Index
Laos has been ranked 130th on the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI,) two places above last year, becoming one of a few countries in Southeast Asia to see less corruption.
— The Laotian Times

Lao school dropout rates rise in rural areas: report
The primary school dropout rates in Laos increased in more than 70 districts, mostly in rural areas, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.

New Arms Delivery Puts Russia-Laos Defense Ties in the Headlines
Last week, Russia disclosed that it had delivered another round of tanks and armored vehicles to Laos. While some specifics still remain unclear, it nonetheless spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the defense aspect of Russia-Laos ties as well as Moscow’s military activities in the Asia-Pacific more generally.
— The Diplomat 

Xieng Khuang coffee growers profiting from quality crop
Growers in Keoset cluster villages, a group of coffee producers in Khoun district, earn 4,000 kip per kg of cherries and 40,000 kip per kg if they process the cherries and sell them as green coffee beans.
ANN/Vientiane Times

Science ministry welcomes arts copyright declaration
Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr Boviengkham Vongdara, signed the decision on copyright and copyright ownership on December 17, creating a platform for artists to declare their inventions and obtain a copyright declaration certificate.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Champassak cancels entry fees at two tourist sites
Visitors to Khonphapheng waterfall and the nearby Somphamit Waterfall Park in Khong district, Champassak province, can now enter these areas free of charge.
— Vientiane Times

Review: Novel by Paul Yoon offers rare view of war-torn Laos
Three homeless teenagers in war-wracked Laos in 1969 find shelter in a once-grand farm manor that has been turned into a crumbling, makeshift hospital. Cries of patients are echoed by the scream of bombs. There is little food. Morphine is running out.
— The Washington Times

Laos Sentences Eight Members of Mr. X Drug Ring to Death
Authorities in Laos last week sentenced eight people to death for their roles in connection with the major Southeast Asian drug ring run by drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha, better known as Mr. X.
—  Radio Free Asia


Feature photo Slow Train to the Coast

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the spot-bellied eagle-owl, or forest eagle-owl.


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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