Lao morning news for February 11

Lao morning news for February 11

City hospitals prepare to accept coronavirus patients Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane has medical staff on standby along with special equipment to treat people with the new coronavirus (nCoV) if any cases are suspected or confirmed. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Commerce ministry sets price ceiling for face masks The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has stipulated […]

Cambodia morning news for February 11

Cambodia morning news for February 11

Is Cambodia’s education system corrupted? On 26 January, Cambodian student Kong Bunrith posted a video on Facebook accusing senior officials in the country’s Ministry of Justice of allegedly taking bribes. Kong had claimed that some of his peers paid up to US$150,000 in bribes to secure passing grades. — The Asean Post Cambodia braced for […]

Lao morning news for February 10

Lao morning news for February 10

Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos’ third and largest dam on Southeast Asia’s most vital waterway — Infosurhoy Coronavirus likely to cause major disruption in tourism, investment The move came in the wake […]

Cambodia morning news for February 10

Cambodia morning news for February 10

EU to end trade privileges on some Cambodia exports, MEP says The European Union is set to withdraw trade privileges on some Cambodian exports after a yearlong review of the Southeast Asian nation’s widely-condemned human rights record, according to a document uploaded to the European Parliament’s website. — Asian Nikkei Review (paywall) China pledges support […]

Lao morning news for February 7

Lao morning news for February 7

Special economic zones in Laos attract huge investments and create jobs Twelve special economic zones (SEZs) established across the country have attracted investment of almost US$5.7 billion and created thousands of jobs for local people, a report this week showed. — The Star Online  Health ministry requests int’l support to prevent virus outbreak Health minister […]

Cambodia morning news for February 7

Cambodia morning news for February 7

China will support Kingdom despite EBA withdrawal: Official President Xi Jinping has reassured Prime Minister Hun Sen that China will continue to support the Kingdom’s economy despite a potential Everything-but-arms suspension by the European Commission this month. — Khmer Times  Cambodia’s First Patient with the Wuhan Coronavirus Believed Cured “The patient’s health is now better,” […]

Lao morning news for February 6

Lao morning news for February 6

Lao electricity exports increase 145% within 2016-2020 From 2016 to 2020, Laos expanded electricity capacity to 6,457 MW for export markets, which represents an increase of 145 percent over the previous five-year period. — The Star  Still No Coronavirus Cases in Laos, 103 and 150 Hospitals on Standby The new government task force set up […]

Cambodia morning news for February 6

Cambodia morning news for February 6

Why Cambodia’s right not to evacuate Wuhan despite coronavirus fears As coronavirus infections continue to rise and countries place restrictions on travel to and from China, Cambodia stands out for refusing to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan – the city at the epicentre of the outbreak – or take any measures against Chinese travellers. — […]

Lao morning news for February 5

Lao morning news for February 5

Virus outbreak yet to impact Lao exporters Lao exports to China continue to flow as normal despite China being in the midst of the current coronavirus outbreak. — The Phnom Penh Post No coronavirus in Laos, tests done at ministry lab confirm Eleven of the people tested were Lao and examination of their blood samples […]

Cambodia morning news for February 5

Cambodia morning news for February 5

PM says China can’t arrange his visit to students in Wuhan city Prime Minister Hun Sen is committed to visit Cambodian students in the locked-down city of Wuhan, China today despite the World Health Organization’s international public health emergency declaration over the spread of the Novel Coronavirus but the Chinese government has rejected his request […]

Lao morning news for February 4

Lao morning news for February 4

No coronavirus in Laos, tests done at ministry lab confirm Health officials have confirmed that 13 people with symptoms of the new coronavirus (nCoV) have tested negative for the virus at the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, run by the Ministry of Health. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Lao Airlines reduces flights to Chinese destinations […]

Cambodia morning news for February 4

Cambodia morning news for February 4

Hun Sen Ready to Visit Cambodians in Wuhan City if China Authorizes his Visit Speaking during a meeting with the Cambodian community in Seoul where he is attending the Universal Peace Federation World Summit 2020, Hun Sen spoke of the students stranded in Wuhan City due to the Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) outbreak. “I will visit our students […]

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