Lao Morning News For May 19

Lao Morning News For May 19
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Worry dogs last Pak Bang Dam forum
LOCAL PEOPLE along the Mekong River in Thailand have expressed concerns over the Pak Bang Dam in Laos and urged the Lao government to reconsider the project amid worries it could cause major flooding in Chiang Rai and destroy people’s livelihoods.
– The Nation

NA approves measures on price controls
The National Assembly has approved measures proposed by the government on the management of goods prices and service fees while also recommending that the related Prime Ministerial Decree be upgraded to a law.
– Vientiane Times

Laos, China ink deals to deepen cooperation
Laos and China signed nine cooperation agreements in Beijing this week after a meeting between the two countries’ top leaders.
– Vientiane Times

Public Toilet for Tourists Opened in LuangPrabang
A public toilet was opened last week in LuangPrabang district and province to serve the general public and tourists who visited night market.
– Lao News Agency

Japan Supports Medical Equipment to Laos
The Japanese government has provided two ultrasound devices worth US$221,800 to the Mother and Child Hospital and the Friendship Hospital, both located in Vientiane.
– Lao News Agency

Officials Trained in Countering Organised Crime, Money Laundering
The Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) joined with the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor (OSPP) on 8th May in Bokeo Province to continue its series of trainings on organized crime and money laundering, with a focus on typologies of crime, human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
– Lao News Agency


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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