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April 25-May 1, 2016

Laos promotes Thai-built wind farm on Asean stage (Nation)
LAOS AIMS to use Monsoon Wind Power, Asean’s largest wind farm to be built by a Thai developer, as an exemplary prototype for Asean Monsoon Wind Power is a 600-megawatt wind-farm project that will be the largest in Asean. The site covers two districts in southern Laos - Dak Cheung in Sekong province & Sanxay in Attapeu province. The project has been developed by a Thai
SilkAir to launch flights to Vientiane, Luang Prabang in Laos on Oct 31 (BT)
SILKAIR will launch flights to Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos on Oct 31, 2016. "Subject to applicable approvals, SilkAir will offer thrice weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights will operate in a circular routing and will depart from Singapore for Vientiane, followed by Luang Prabang, before heading back to Singapore," said SilkAir
Lao-Hmong woman arrested with 17 kilos of opium in luggage (Fox32, CT)
A Minnesota woman was arrested after about 17 kilograms of opium and more than 3,500 methamphetamine pills were discovered in her luggage Saturday at O’Hare International Airport. Khoua Vang, 49, was charged with one count each of methamphetamine delivery, meth trafficking, possession of meth, and controlled substance trafficking; and two counts
Laos, China pledge to further boost bilateral ties (XinhuaNet)
General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit pledged on Saturday to further develop bilateral relations with China. When meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Bounnhang expressed gratitude for the years of support and help provided by the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government.
Other stories about Laos around the world
... Laos, where the Bong tree grows (UCA)

... Lao President ends visit to Vietnam (VT)

... National contest rewards smart primary students in Laos (VT)

... Earth Gen-BioFuel to expand castor for biofuels in Laos (BFD)

... Thai AirAsia to launch Vientiane route on July 1 (Bangkok Post)

... Economists support Lao PM's measures to bolster economy (VT)

... Vientiane: Spike in electricity consumption brings unwelcome bills (VT)

... Laos and Cambodia tour with Voyages Jules Verne: review (Telegraph)

... Northern Laos: Luang Namtha eyes cave as new tourist attraction (VT)

... Southern Laos: Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls (Diplomat)

... 40 Years On, Laos Still Covered with Unexploded Ordinance (Asia Sentinel)

... Soccer: Bengaluru FC beat Lao Toyota to qualify for AFC Cup pre-quarters (IT)

... Storms devastate homes, infrastructure in Thailand & Laos; at least four dead (Nation)

... ASEAN debates food safety issues (VT)

... Laos marks World Intellectual Property Day (VT)

... Storms ravage localised areas in Laos, Thailand (VT)

... Laos' five-year budget approved, deficit continues (VT)

... Laos prepares for timber trade agreement with EU (VT)

... New Prime Minister Looks For Help to Upgrade Laos (MS)

... Korean organisation provides aid to needy Lao northerners (VT)

... Chinese, Lao leaders exchange greetings on anniversary of diplomatic relations (XN)

... Lao President visits Vietnam (VT)
... Laos' five-year development targets revealed (VT)
... Laos signs Paris Agreement on climate change (VT)
... Woman drowns as storm lashes Luang Prabang (VT)
... Asean, dialogue partners agree on security cooperation (VT)
... New president of Laos visits Vietnam to boost ties (AP/Yahoo)
... What’s Behind Russia’s New Nuclear Pact With Laos? (Diplomat)
... Exams underway to find Laos' top secondary school students (VT)
... China Recruits Gambia, Laos to Support South China Sea Claims (BB)
... China says Brunei, Cambodia, Laos agree sea dispute must not hurt ties
... Basketball: Batang Gilas beats Laos by 81 points in SEABA (Panay News)
... Small-arms attacks in northern Laos highlight increased terrorism risk (Janes)
... Laos Comes Up Short Again on Annual International Press Freedom Ranking (MS)
... Hmong writer Kao Kalia Yang pens memoir of her father’s life in Laos & Minn. (DNT
... Lao parliament approves development plans (VT)
... Laos, China share views on future cooperation (VT)
... XiengKhuang livestock breeders' profits decline (VT)
... Vietnam joins ASEAN defence meeting in Laos (VOV)
... Laos' Xaysomboun ramps up tourist attractions (Nation)
... Lao PM highlights opportunities and challenges ahead (VT)
... Devco Lao Leasing launches operations in Vientiane (Nation)
... ASEAN civil society meet dodges Laos for E Timor (Bangkok Post)
... Agro-biodiversity key to food security, nutrition in northern Laos (VT)
... China says Brunei, Cambodia, Laos agree sea dispute must not hurt ties (CNA)

April 18-24, 2016

Lao Authorities Arrest 30 Suspects in Bus Shootings (RFA)
Military and police officials in central Laos’ Vientiane province have arrested 30 people suspected of being involved in a bus shooting last month that left one Chinese national dead and six others wounded, a local resident with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. The arrests occurred on April 7 along a road between Nanhiew and Nakangpa villages in the province’s Met district
Communist Laos appoints new president, prime minister (Reuters/Yahoo, AFP/Y)
Laos' new leaders took office Tuesday, according to state media, as the secretive communist nation prepares for a period of unusually frenetic diplomacy culminating in a landmark visit by a US President. One of Asia's least developed nations, Laos has been tightly ruled by its communist leaders since the 1975 end of the Vietnam War, which saw it blanketed by bombs
Banana farms cause health issues in Laos, Thailand (VT)

The excessive use of chemicals on banana plantations operated by Chinese companies has not only affected Laos but also neighbouring Thailand. A researcher from the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), DrPalikoneThalongsengchanh, told Vientiane Times yesterday that farmers working on banana plantations in Thailand could also be at risk for health
China’s influence in Laos overshadows Vietnam (VOV)
China is the largest investor in Laos, he said and currently is eying total FDI of more than US$31.45 billion in 240 investments, principally in hydropower, with Chinese investors currently involved in four of nine dam projects in the Laotian Mekong region. Chinese companies have also committed US$7.2 billion to a railroad linking its Yunnan province to the Lao capital Vientiane as it sees
Russia plans nuclear power plants in Laos (WNN)
The memorandum was signed in Moscow yesterday by Rosatom deputy director general Kirill Komarov and Laos' deputy energy minister Sinava Souphanouvong. The signing was witnessed by Rosatom director general Sergey Kirienko and deputy prime minister of Laos, Somsavat Lengsavad. In the framework of the memorandum, Rosatom and Laos plan to cooperate
Chemicals are killing Laos' farmlands (Straits Times)
Rampant use of highly toxic herbicides and pesticide in banana plantations established by Chinese investors in northern Laos has prompted a government ban on their expansion in at least one province. After several years of heavy use of the chemicals - some of them banned - resentment is rising. Media reports say locals in Bokeo province are now afraid to collect forest food
Other stories about Laos around the world
... Laos waits for new dengue vaccine (VT)
... Laos waits for new dengue vaccine (Jakarta Post)
... Laos govt, business combat money laundering (Nation)
... Laos: Govt salaries expected to rise next fiscal year (VT)
... Project priority, law enforcement top Lao NA debates (VT)
... China's footprint kicks up concerns in tiny Laos (Nikkei AR)
... More court verdicts ensure justice, Lao parliament told (VT)
... Obama to increase US funding for bomb clearance in Laos (IRIN)
... Lao PM announces seven measures to address nation's challenges (VT)
... New Laos leaders take office as communists welcome world (West Australian)
... New Lao leaders take up their posts (VT)
... The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos (Diplomat)
... Elected Lao PM pledges to serve the nation (VT)
... Vietnam congratulates newly-elected Lao leaders (VT)
... Profile: Laos' new president is last of old guard (Nikkei AR)
... Bounnhang Vorachit elected President of Laos (Prensa Latina)
... Incoming Lao President pledges to serve nation with integrity (VT)
... Laos, Philippines seek to deepen ties, cooperation (Jakarta Post)
... Lao-American Obituary: Kammouan Phimvongsa (Times Record)
... Laos, one of last communist nations, elects new leaders (AP/RTD)
... Youth Union, volunteer group join forces to teach vocational skills (VT)
... Laos enjoys political stability, strong economic growth, parliament told (VT)
... Laos Comes Up Short Again on Annual International Press Freedom Ranking (BNN)
... China to extend auditing support in Laos (VT)

... Lao police call on public to report crimes (VT)

... Lao parliament to elect new leaders today (VT)

... Laos, Philippines seek to deepen ties, cooperation (VT)

... Funding boost fortifies child nutrition project in Laos (VT)

... Angkor Beer maker called out over Don Sahong dam (PPP)

... Talks aimed at forging a trilateral trade deal with Laos, Vietnam (PPP)

... Student's book touches on Lao-Hmong culture, food, diabetes (JS Online)

... CMEC Gets US$313M Laos Transmission Line Project Contracts (AA Stocks)

... A Westminster Wing Joint Surprises With Lao & Cambodian Specialties (WW)

... Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia open 4th negotiation round on trade deal (VietnamNet)

... Rosatom, Ministry of Energy & Mines of Laos in cooperation agreement (Eco-Bus)

... Lao New Year in Fitchburg (S&E)
... Asean, Russia strengthen partnership (VT)
... Laos' bus operators in top gear over holiday (VT)
... Authorities still waiting for word on Lao project (PPP)
... Laos: Banana exports increase tenfold to US$40m (VT)
... Sugarcane proves a sweet crop for Vientiane farmers (VT)
... New Website of Vientiane Capital Launched (Brunei Direct)
... 2 Laos men caught smuggling 12 kg of heroin to Vietnam (TNN)
... New Year spending provides welcome boost to Laos' economy (VT)
... Cambodian Roadblock Stops Lao Military Construction (Khmer Times)
... Everything ‘OK’ on Border, Government Says as Laos Army Base Proceeds (CD)
... Laos on track with SEZ development (VT)
... Lao National Assembly to debate leadership changes (VT)
... Joyful festivities mark Pi Mai Lao , the year of the monkey (VT)
... Champassak company to export processed rubber to Iran (VT)
... Celebrate the Laos New Year with This Tasty Papaya Salad (Instyle)
... Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar – 2016 Foreign Investment Outlook (TBN)
... Is Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship a Threat to Southeast Asian Regionalism? (Diplomat)
... Laos sells ivory carvings & ‘medicinal’ rhino horn from slaughtered wildlife to Chinese

April 11-17, 2016

Pollution: Chinese Banana Plantations Lose Their Appeal in Laos (RFA)
For the people in the tiny Lao villages that dot the mountains in the land-locked country’s northwestern border, the banana looked like a savior. Demand for bananas in neighboring China was skyrocketing, and Chinese investors rushed to build banana plantations in Laos’
Happy Lao New Year (U.S. Department of State)
On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I’m delighted to wish the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic peace, prosperity, and joy on the occasion of the Lao New Year. I was very pleased to visit Vientiane in January, and I look forward to coming again in July as we work closely together with Laos in its capacity as Chair of ASEAN for this entire year.
Hmong writer Kao Kalia Yang writes memoir of her father's life in Laos & US (ST)

When Kao Kalia Yang was just a tiny girl, her father used to put her on his shoulders and walk around their neighborhood in the Ban Vinai refugee camp in Thailand, where she was born. As they walked, he talked. “My father pointed out the world to me,” she said. “He told me stories about creatures — like tigers — that could not enter the camp, drew landscapes I had never known.”
Lao government seeks foreign investment, particularly in SEZs (China Post)
The government has announced it will launch proactive approaches to attract foreign investment to Laos, particularly to the special and specific economic zones (SEZs). The announcement takes place amidst the country facing budgetary tensions and requiring more capital to sustain economic growth... "We require about US$27 billion to boost national development as stipulated
Border Troops On Standby After Threat From Laos (Cambodia Times)
Cambodian soldiers in Stung Treng province have been placed on standby following threats of violence by Laotian authorities due to a dispute over Laos’ attempt to construct a military base near a stretch of undemarcated border, a spokes­man for the provincial government said on Friday. On April 1, the Laotian military began digging a trench for a new base 30 meters from
Other stories about Laos around the world
... Thai AirAsia to Inaugurate Flights to Vientiane in July (Aviation Pros)

... Villagers in Uthai Thani take part in traditional Songkran festivities (NNT)

... Viet high-ranking delegation visits Laos on Bounpimay New Year (VOV)

... Luang Prabang, Laos (Passport Mag)

... Vietnam ready to import power from Laos (VietnamNet)

... Soccer: JDT with 4-1 win over Lao Toyota FC (ESPN FC)

... Asia Frontier Capital's Monthly Travel Report: Laos (Seeking Alpha)

... The Catholic Church in Laos (UCA News)

... Lao-Hmong Obituary: Soua Yang (Oskaloosa News)

... Vietnam, Laos tighten time-honoured solidarity (VietnamNet)

... Soccer Preview: Lao Toyota FC v Johor Darul Ta’zim (Fox Sports Asia)
... Lao top legislator welcomes Vietnamese Party senior official (VietnamNet)
... San Ramon: Laotian immigrant gives back to her people (East Bay Times)

... Missouri family criticizes efforts to recover MIA remains in Laos (Stars & Stripes)
... Lao workers return home celebrating Songkran as Thai immigration rule relaxes (TV)
... Major secures 2nd cinema complex in Laos (Nation)

... Lively atmosphere at Nong Khai border checkpoint (NNT)

... U.S. court not obliged to help Laos on Savan Vegas (GGR Asia)

... Increasing demand for rice grown with compost in Laos (Nation)

... Lao legislators to set president, prime minister candidates (Shanghai Daily)

... History, Heritage and French Hospitality in Laos at Sofitel Luang Prabang (LTM)

... How Khe-Yo's Chef Phet Schwader and His Mother Commemorate Lao New Year

... Laidback Laos (Deccan Herald)
... Vientiane-Attapeu-Pakxe flights take off (VT)
... Lao President calls for national consolidation (VT)
... Lao Govt proactively seeking foreign investment (VT)
... Vietnamese press exhibition underway in Laos (DKS)
... Leaders hail Laos-India's six-decade long relations (VT)
... Malaysian Student Volunteers Serve In Laos (Bernama)
... Quality mining central to Laos' graduation from poverty (VT)
... Vientiane’s ambition: Asean clean city model by 2030 (Nation)
... New Xedon-3 Bridge ready to serve southern Laos' Pakxe (VT)
... Hmong: Laos Military Incursion into Indigenous Territory (UNPO)
... Soccer: Constantine warns India not to underestimate Laos (GSN)
... Police assure Lao-Hmong pitchman's victims won't be arrested (Twin Cities)
... Kennedy denies Laos’ petition for subpoenas on Bridge Capital, Baldwin (ST)
... Chinese-sponsored equipment for ASEAN summit handed over to Laos (CEN)
... Thai university to help develop vocational curriculum for Lao-German college (Nation)
... Trade Offer Greater Economic Opportunity for Laos While Barriers Remain (Financial)
... Family goes public with fight to bring home remains of Monett man killed in Laos in 1966

April 4-10, 2016

Laos a tough test as ASEAN chair (Myanmar Times)
Laos is not a major player in regional affairs. It tends to be viewed as a rather strange backward country where little happens and no one cares very much if it does.  That perception may soon change in such a major way that everyone will sit up and pay attention. For Laos is this year’s chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and never, since the group expanded
Laos defends curbs foreign media (Nation)

Laos yesterday defended its latest regulations imposed on foreign journalists, saying it would not prevent foreign media from covering the 2016 Asean due to be hosted in Vientiane. It said other countries also had regulations to ensure national security, "We don't have restrictions but procedures, the procedures that other countries also have to ensure national security,"
Laos’ garment industry declines due to labour shortage (VOV)
Dwindling supply of labourers and lack of skillful workers have caused investors to shift their capital to neighbouring countries, especially Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, said President of the association Xaybandith Rasphone. He also attributed the decline in garment industry to a wide range of job options in the growing service sector in the country, which makes garment
Ancient burials revealed at mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos (AFP/MSN, DailyMail)
Archaeologists have uncovered ancient human remains and various burial practices at the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, Australian researchers said Monday, as scientists attempt to unravel the puzzle of the stone vessels. The Plain of Jars in Laos' central Xieng Khouang province is scattered with thousands of stone jars and scientists have long been perplexed
Unlocking Laos (London Economic)

As one of the five remaining communist countries, Laos is very much a victim of its political history. The domino that fell along with Vietnam in the 1970s is only just starting to pick itself back up – much to the delight of the tourist. Laos is the country nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, landlocked by Burma and China to the north and Cambodia to the south.
Other stories about Laos around the world
... Laos defends curbs on foreign media (VT)
... If you're drinking, don't drive: Lao authorities (VT)
... Open defecation still of great concern in Laos (VT)
... Lao E-Waste Plant Raises Pollution Concerns (BNN)
... Rubber association set to be established in Laos (VT)
... Lao President tours Saysettha Development Zone (VT)
... Fire destroys 26 homes in northern Laos' Xayaboury (VT)
... Laos hosts 20th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (DCS)
... India drawn to play Laos in Asian Cup qualifiers play-off (Yahoo)
... Laos national arrested for carrying explosives across border (VietnamNews)
... Laos Slapped for Supplying Macaques to Illegal Wildlife Traders in China (MS)
... Laos, China & Vietnam Co-op to Combat Transnational Wildlife Trafficking (NW)
... The Laos Macaque Attack (RFA/MS)

... New legislature to open session (VT)

... No more land concessions in Champassak (VT)

... FYI starts JV negotiations in Laos (Mining Weekly)

... Hadxaifong people to have clean water on tap in 2017 (VT)

... President advises Vientiane province on development (VT)

... EU supports global action to address people trafficking (VT)

... Looser air restrictions unlock Luang Prabang (Bangkok Post)

... Laos seeks consultation on national development policies (VT)

... Khmer officials Ask Laos to Stop Constructing Army Base (CD)

... Kuwait’s matches against Laos and Korea Republic forfeited (FIFA)

... Ruling parties of China, Laos vow to further cooperation (XinhuaNet)

... Exim Bank keen on Laos (Bangkok Post)
... Timor, Laos to boost cooperation ties (VT)
... Sand sculptures help mark Pi Mai Lao (VT)
... ADB affirms support for Lao development (VT)
... Mekong dams’ annual impact put at $450M (PPP)
... Laos, China and Vietnam join to combat wildlife trafficking (VT)
... Lao officials seek to expand community-based drug rehab (VT)
... Crunch time for nut plant as Korean company awaits approval (VT)
... Vietnam continually facilitates youth exchanges with Laos (VietnamNet)
... Vietnam warns over damage from 11 dams planned for Mekong river (Scotsman)
... Postcard from Laos (Pressenza)
... Sofitel makes debut in Laos (Travel Daily)
... Lao Bar Association consolidates structure (VT)
... Human remains to be kept safe at museum (VT)
... Small World: French Vientiane, Laos (Paster Magazine)
... One-stop service to register Lao workers in Thailand (VT)
... Australia launches new project to boost fish production (VT)
... Pathogens ‘lurking’ in Laos' wildlife markets can lead to zoonotic diseases
... Asean ministers, bank governors strengthen financial regional integration (VT)
... IPL for Laos? (Cricket Country)

... Laos makes air traffic safer (TTR Weekly)

... Complaints against Lao Airlines' fares (Nation)

... Extra bus services scheduled for Pi Mai Lao (VT)

... Nong Khai holds training for Lao vocational teachers (NNT)

... S. Korea offers US$3.5 million grant for Road No 8 upgrade (VT)

... KOICA of S. Korea assists capacity building at police hospital (VT)

... Oakville mother-daughter duo to volunteer in Laos in May (Inside Halton)

... Unicharm of Thailand backs mother and child health project in Laos (VT)

... Husni Attends ASEAN Finance Ministers Meeting In Vientiane (Bernama)

... EU helping improve living conditions of Phongsaly ethnic communities (VT)

... Cardamom brings great changes for northern Laos' Phongsaly farmers (VT)

... New Lao Border Construction Leads to Provincial Protests (Cambodia Daily)

Mar. 28-Apr. 3, 2016

Turning bombs into spoons – relics of the secret US war in Laos (Guardian)
La lok Phengparkdee has been turning bombs into spoons since he was eight. He lives in Ban Napia and works with the relics of the secret war waged by the US in this tiny country while the world’s attention was focused next door on Vietnam. For nine years during the 60s and 70s, the US unleashed millions of bombs on Laos, making it the most bombed nation on earth.
An unorthodox business destination: Laos (Daily Star)
Stories of Bangladeshis traversing the world in search of employment or business are common. From South Korea to Abu Dhabi, from Europe to Australia, there shall be Bangladeshis creating a livelihood to be found. But in landlocked Laos, a communist nation of just 6.8 million people where subsistence farming yet accounts for half of GDP and 80% of national employment
Mekong Damns Leave Vietnam and Cambodia High and Dry (EW)

As Vietnam suffers its worst drought in nearly a century and Cambodia faces a water shortage that could jeopardise the livelihoods of 1.5 million people, debates have been reignited over the mega dams built along the Mekong. Once referred to as ‘one of the world’s last great stretches of undammed river‘, the Mekong could well become one of the most dammed rivers in Asia.
Who’s killing foreigners in northern Laos? (Nation)
Alarm bells are ringing after a mysterious spate of attacks on foreigners in northern Laos. With locals also suffering in the months-long outbreak of assaults and robberies, the government needs to intervene in what has become a threat to security in the region that borders China. In the latest assault, on Wednesday, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a pickup truck, killing its driver
One injured Chinese national in bus shooting in Laos returns home (ECNS)
One of the six Chinese nationals wounded in an attack on a cross-border passenger bus in northern Laos Wednesday night left for home by air for further treatment, sources said on Friday. The Chinese man with a head injury was in critical condition after being shot by unidentified gunmen while travelling on a bus in Kasi, Vientiane province at around 9:00 p.m. local time
Other stories about Laos around the world
... Laos Travel Alert (Infozine)

... Lao Govt, partners discuss farmers' indebtedness (VT)

... Thais arrest two Lao sand dredgers on the Mekong (VT)

... Vietnam hands over defence e-portal to Laos (VietnamNet)

... Mekong River: Dam water release hurting animals (Nation)

... Banana plantation study in Laos shows negative impacts (VT)

... Sunflower Park to become latest tourism attraction in town (VT)

... Laos plans industrial development strategy for next 15 years (Nation)

... Khammuan sets three-month deadline for illegal foreign workers (VT)

... Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar – 2016 Foreign Investment Outlook (AB)

... Lao-Thai Border: 313kg ganja [marijuana] seized in Nakhon Phanom (BP)

... Practices at wildlife markets in Laos endangering both biodiversity & human health

... Vietnam investments in Laos to grow (VIR)
... Laos Airlines plans to fly to Attapeu again (VT)
... Fifteen victims in March road toll in Vientiane (VT)
... Lao economy sees slight growth, ADB reports (VT)

... Asean ministers to tighten financial cooperation (VT)
... Mekong River, Another Diplomatic Tool For China? (Bernama)
... Lao Govt, partners unite to improve animal disease control (VT)
... Telekom Malaysia launches point of presence in Laos (Telecom Paper)

... Lao-American: Crisp Fish ’N’ Chips makes dreams come true (San Diego Reader)

... South Korea supports Laos, Asean (VT)
... ASEAN debates air transport liberalisation (VT)
... Four-day Lao New Year holiday announced (VT)
... KOICA funds to improve villagers' livelihoods (VT)
... Aeon eyes Laos, Myanmar and Thailand (FruitNet)
... Laos Is Open for Business, but on Its Own Terms (WPR)
... Lao Government reviews disaster risks in agriculture (VT)
... Laotian partnership to expand regional footprint (Nikkei AR)
... ASEAN member states commit to ongoing dengue fight (VT)
... Luang Prabang highlights: Is this the prettiest place in South-East Asia? (CM)
... Hmong remember their leader as statue of Gen. Vang Pao unveiled (RecordNet)
... Six companies shortlisted as bidders for taking over Savan Vegas casino in Laos
... Government needs to investigate attacks on foreigners in northern Laos: The Nation
... TM Collaborates With Lanic In Laos (Bernama)
... Laotians ‘arrested with meth’ in Stung Treng (PPP)
... Attapeu becoming a magnet for investment (Nation)
... Laos, Vietnam to boost investment cooperation (VT)
... Experts mull decree on workplace safety in Laos (VT)
... More women gain seats in Lao National Assembly (VT)
... Smog forces Oudomxay flight to return to Vientiane (VT)
... Lao-Khmer: Cross-border sting nets 4kg of drugs (PPP)
... Authorities vow to stabilise prices over Lao New Year (VT)
... Lao garment industry shrinks amid labour shortage (Nation)
... Police Crack Down on Lao Drug Smugglers (Khmer Times)
... Bidders shortlisted for Laos’ Savan Vegas casino (GGR Asia)
... Indonesian Embassy offers language classes in Laos (Nation)
... President Sang upbeat on flourishing Vietnam-Laos ties (VOV)
... Lao noodle soup chain to extend franchise to Myanmar (Nation)
... Critics debate environmental impact of Xayaburi dam in Laos (GB)
... Pitchman who promised new Hmong homeland arrested by feds (TW)
... S. Korea eyes support for improvement of Lao immigration system (VT)
... Results of national-level legislative election released in Laos (XinhuaNet)
... RGB jumps 6.45% on plan to bid for entertainment complex in Laos (EM)
... TM seals deal with Laos’ internet agency to boost position in Indochina (EM)
... Bangkok Airways opens lounge at Luang Prabang International Airport in Laos (ATT)
... The lowdown on Laos (Star)
... Laos to upgrade air traffic services (VT)
... Laos sits on a powderkeg (Bangkok Post)
... Haze aggravated by Myanmar, Laos (Nation)
... Laos: Property Market Sees Big Changes (Bernama)
... Lao Drug Ringleader Arrested at Border (Khmer Times)
... Scientists Closer to Solving Plain of Jars Mystery (VOA)
... Vietnam’s investment in Laos hits nearly $5 billion (TTN)
... Elections results in Laos delayed due to vote recount (VT)
... Awakening Nyak Khoumpun: The Lao Sleeping Giant (AAP)
... China beefs up cross-border control of animal diseases (VT)
... Laos Helps Lower Mekong River Basin Battle Drought (Bernama)
... Southern Laos: Attapeu keeps an eye on receding river levels (VT)
... Young Laotian women rescued from bar in Nakhon Phanom (Nation)
... Laos releases dam water to help Vietnam tackle drought, salinization (TTN)
... Murray River research lessons brought to Mekong River in Laos (Border Mail)
... Thousands throng to Lao New Year festival in the heart of Acadiana (Advocate)
... China Grants To Laos To Control The Border Crossing Of Animal Diseases (BD)
... RGB International-led consortium shortlisted to bid for casino property in Laos (EM)
... Bringing the Gospel for Asia: Biblia Global Urgently Seeks 50,000 Hmong Bibles (PR)

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Lao Population (overseas)
Laotians in US - 232,130
France - 140,000
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Lao-Hmong in US: 260,070

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