Lao morning news for October 30

Lao morning news for October 30
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Lao PDR morning newsSecond life imprisonment for alleged Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpa
Alleged Laotian drug baron Xaysana Keopimpa who has a penchant for sports cars and links with some of Bangkok’s celebrities was today sentenced to life imprisonment by the Criminal Court after he was found guilty of smuggling more than three million meth pills from Laos into Thailand to be delivered to Malaysia through his drug network in southern Thailand.
— Thai PBS world

China says leaders from 18 countries to participate in import fair next week
China’s Foreign Ministry said leaders would be coming from the Czech Republic, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Lithuania, Panama, El Salvador, Switzerland, the Cook Islands, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, Georgia, Laos, Malta, Pakistan, Russia and Vietnam.
— Reuters

Rangers bust smuggling of bogus goods across Mekong River in Mukdaharn
The rangers unit discovered a long-tail boat sailing from the Lao side of the international river before docking at Anurakbamrung Community on the Thai side. A group of 5-10 men were found transporting bags out of the boat, prompting the officials to make arrests.

Heritage Site Hahoe Village A Famous Site In S. Korea
(KPL) Nine journalists from ASEAN countries have a chance to visit Hahoe Village in Andong city, Gyeongsangbuk-Do Province.
— Lao News Agency

Laos: China is Building, West is Destroying and Spreading Nihilism
Imagine the splendid Mekong River, as it flows not far from an ancient capital of Laos, Luang Prabang. The river is powerful, with muddy banks, surrounded by lush mountains.
— Dissident Voice

Chinese engineering company digs 1st over-1000m railway tunnel in Laos
Chinese engineering company completed on Sunday the first over-1000-meter tunnel along the China-Laos railway.
— China Economic Net

Coffee producers’ gathering perks up local interest
Office workers spend long hours in front of a computer and sometimes struggle to concentrate as the day stretches into the night, when the best pick-me-up is a cup or two of good strong coffee.
— Borneo Bulletin

The Advent of Gourmet Lao Foods
Vinne’s Pizza & Wings was the first to claim a space, and now West Side Bazaar graduate, Gourmet Lao Foods, has opened their doors at 643 Grant Street.
— Buffalo Rising

Commerce minister inspects Chiang Rai’s special economic zone
The area is planned to be developed into a joint Special Economic Zone between Thailand, China, Laos, and Myanmar, as it is home to the 4th Thailand-Laos friendship bridge which serves as a crucial link for the R3A road connecting countries in the region.

Hanoi’s colonial-era railway doubles as selfie hotspot
The tracks were first built by former colonial rulers France who used the railway to transport goods and people across Vietnam — then part of Indochina, along with Laos and Cambodia.
— Malay Mail


Feature photo EcoMobility Festival

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Cities Day, October 31.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).


Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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