Lao morning news for July 12

Lao morning news for July 12

PNPC Dam Collapse Survivors Reluctantly Accept Lowball Compensation Offers Nearly one year after the collapse of a saddle dam that caused a disaster described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades, struggling survivors are reluctantly accepting compensation for about 50 percent of their total property losses. — RFA Champassak hospital appeals for more beds amid dengue […]

Cambodia morning news for July 12

Cambodia morning news for July 12

Shanxi helps construct Cambodia’s largest airport Shanxi Mechanization Construction Group recently won the bid to build two sections of the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport project in Cambodia for 290 million yuan ($42.16 million). — Khmer Times African Swine Fever Kills 337 Pigs in Tbong Khmum Province (Video inside) As of Thursday, African swine […]

Indonesia morning news for July 12

Indonesia morning news for July 12

Domestic airfares soar in Indonesia despite government price cap When Resti Novita Sari booked to fly from Jakarta to her hometown of Padang to visit family for the Eid holiday, airfares were 40% to 60% higher than she had paid in previous years. — Euronews. Indonesian embassy in Saudi raises IDR15.2 billion in blood money […]

Lao morning news for July 11

Lao morning news for July 11

Northern Lao province eyes development in conjunction with China-Laos railway Oudomxay, a province in northern Laos some 400 km north of Lao capital Vientiane, is looking to improve its infrastructure to accommodate the new China-Laos railway and boost development. — Xinhua Japan provides over US$2.8 million to finance student tuition costs The government of Japan […]

Cambodia morning news for July 11

Cambodia morning news for July 11

Metfone to launch 5G service trials in Phnom Penh Vietnamese operator Viettel Cambodia (Metfone), in partnership with Telecom Cambodia, will launch 5G trials in the Phnom Penh capital. — Telecompaper Cambodia’s medical system is due for a check-up In Cambodia, many high-ranking government officials and public figures seek medical treatment abroad – including Prime Minister […]

Indonesia morning news for July 11

Indonesia morning news for July 11

Indonesia to assess whether ISIS fighters’ kin can return Indonesia may be made to choose between being humane and protecting its security as it considers whether to take back more than 100 of its citizens believed to be family members of Indonesians who joined the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). — […]

Mango massacre: 50 Americans show how not to cut a mango (video)

Grown in more than 100 countries, the mango is one of Asean’s most commonly encountered fruits.  However, while residents of Asean face little challenge when it comes to dealing with the sweet, juicy fruit, consumers in the USA find mangoes somewhat of a challenge. In the 2017 video above, cooking channel Epicurious, a member of […]

Lao morning news for July 10

Lao morning news for July 10

Officials Trained On Food Security Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a three-week training course on “Building Food Security” for 14 Lao government officials from Jul 1-5. — KPL E-visa Launched Allowing Foreigners Apply For Lao Visas Online Lao e-visa, a system that allows foreigners to apply for visas to the Lao PDR online, was […]

Cambodia morning news for July 10

Cambodia morning news for July 10

U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Eying More Investment Opportunities in Cambodia The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, led by its President and CEO Mr. Alexander Feldman, paid a courtesy call on Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol, at the ministry office yesterday. — AKP Cambodia, Thailand reconnect a Cold War-cut link Tourists, gamblers, […]

Indonesia morning news for July 10

Indonesia morning news for July 10

UNHCR, Komnas HAM push for education rights for refugee children The National Commission on Human Rights (KOMNAS HAM) has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to continue their advocacy and human rights protection of refugees and asylum seekers currently in Indonesia, this time focusing on […]

Lao morning news for July 9

Lao morning news for July 9

Inflation spikes in Laos Laos has steadily faced a higher inflation rate over the past five months after being pressed by several economic factors. — ANN/ Vientiane Times External factors short-circuiting national power grid development Laos is struggling to source more funding to develop the national power grid and improve access to electricity because of […]

Cambodia morning news for July 9

Cambodia morning news for July 9

Cambodia’s Smart Axiata tests 5G network with China’s Huawei Cambodia’s Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year. — Reuters Foreign money mules nabbed at Siem Reap airport with $2.2 million Two South Korean nationals were […]