Lao morning news for February 21

Lao morning news for February 21

Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 held The Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) was hosted this morning in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and co-chaired by Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin., Jr, and China’s State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. — KPL Laos to Build World’s Largest Floating […]

Cambodia morning news for February 21

Cambodia morning news for February 21

TOP NEWS: 1,580 Passengers and Crews of Westerdam Tested “Negative” Cambodia’s Ministry of Health announced Thursday that 1,580 passengers and crews on Westerdam ship were tested “negative” of Covid-19. — Fresh News PM Hun Sen Thanks Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan for Updating Status of Westerdam Passengers (Video inside) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked Thailand, […]

Lao morning news for February 20

Lao morning news for February 20

PM calls on Party and state inspection bodies to better suppress, prevent corruption Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Committee and the State Inspection Authority to better fulfill their responsibility in monitoring, suppressing and preventing corruption. — KPL PM instructs inspectors to redouble anticorruption measures Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith […]

Cambodia morning news for February 20

Cambodia morning news for February 20

Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong? A former passenger on the cruise ship MS Westerdam who tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Malaysia having left the vessel has led to fears that other passengers who have also moved on might have been exposed to the virus. — BBC News Ministry says […]

Lao morning news for February 19

Lao morning news for February 19

Laos to Experience Electricity Shortage During Hot Season Electricity generation will not be sufficient to supply all areas in Laos during times of peak consumption from March to June, according to authorities, who are urging the public to cut energy usage during this period. — The Laotian Times Mekong, Chinese ministers’ meeting to push sub-regional […]

Cambodia morning news for February 19

Cambodia morning news for February 19

Cambodia’s carelessness over coronavirus could bring disaster When passengers from the MS Westerdam disembarked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Valentine’s Day last week, it was smiles and handshakes all around, as Prime minister Hun Sen greeted them with roses. Protective masks were nowhere to be seen. — The Thaiger No Cambodian Students in Wuhan Infected with […]

Lao morning news for February 18

Lao morning news for February 18

State auditing body uncovers more cases of financial irregularity The State Audit Organisation (SAO) inspected 104 state-funded projects and government bodies in 2019, exceeding its plan of 99, as financial irregularities continue to be detected. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Vientiane on Alert Amid Rising Air Pollution Levels The Lao government is closely monitoring air quality […]

Cambodia morning news for February 18

Cambodia morning news for February 18

Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears A scramble intensified on Monday to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark in Cambodia despite at least one traveller later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus. — Business Times (very annoying popups) PM infected with coronavirus is fake news, says Health […]

Lao morning news for February 17

Lao morning news for February 17

Pork Prices Rising in Laos Due to 2019 African Swine Fever Epidemic and Natural Disasters Pork prices in Laos are rising sharply after the country was not spared in a regional African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak originating in China last year. — RFA Thai Citizens’ Group Submits Evidence of Impact of Laos’ Xayaburi Dam to […]

Cambodia morning news for February 17

Cambodia morning news for February 17

Westerdam passenger from Cambodia confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case (video) *updated An 83-year-old American woman who was among 145 people to disembark the cruise ship MS Westerdam at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port on Friday was today (Feb 15) confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case. — AEC News Today Cambodia’s Ministry of Health Requests Malaysia to […]

Lao morning news for February 14

Lao morning news for February 14

Laos to Introduce New Income Tax Rates for Businesses and Employees Laos will implement new income tax rates for businesses and employees on February 17, in a move to improve tax compliance as well as boost productivity. — The Laotian Times Govt drafts next five-year socio-economic development plan Members of the government’s steering committee in […]

Cambodia morning news for February 14

Cambodia morning news for February 14

PM Hun Sen to Visit Sihanoukville to Welcome Passengers of Westerdam Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will travel to Sihanoukville port tomorrow, 14 February 2020, to welcome passengers of Westerdam cruise, according to his Facebook post on Thursday. — Fresh News No passengers of Westerdam allowed to leave the ship until test of specimens is […]