Lao morning news for August 30

Lao morning news for August 30
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Laos national sentenced to death for trafficking over 300kg of drugs
According to the indictment, three months before being arrested, he befriended Hang A Chinh, a Vietnamese man, born in 1996 and residing in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.
— Vietnam Net

Cambodia-Laos Army Prepare to Withdraw Forces after Negotiation
Cambodia and Laos prepared to withdraw forces from the three-angle Cambodia-Laos border area, following the negotiations of the two leaders, according to Cambodian commander stationed at the site on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Buddhists celebrate Hor Khaopadapdin festival
Many people had a short night on Wednesday as they were up early for the Hor Khaopadapdin festival, rising before dawn to set out small trays of food for the spirits of their deceased relatives.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Medics get lessons in ways to support human trafficking victims
Officials in charge of human trafficking prevention recently trained medical personnel from six provinces on ways to support people suffering from both the physical and psychological effects of trafficking.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hin Nam No moves closer to becoming world heritage site
Laos is speeding up the preparation of documents to request listing of the Hin Nam No (Karst) National Protection Area in Bualapha district, Khammuan province, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Global Wildlife Meeting Ends With Stronger Protection For Some Species, Lingering Questions For Others
The 18th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) closed yesterday in Geneva, with significant implications for the future of thousands of animal and plant species around the world.

Can Laos Benefit from Farming Duckweed?
Duckweed, locally known as “Phuck Nae” is not new to many people in Laos where it is consumed as a food supplement. What people might not be aware of is, however, is that it has global commercial value.
— The Laotian Times  

Water and Sanitation Subsidies Need to Better Benefit the Poor
Water and sanitation subsidies are disproportionately benefitting the better-off, according to a new report from the World Bank.
— Modern Diplomacy

Two indigenous Lao charged with clearing forest
Two suspects arrested by Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary rangers have been charged with clearing forest land in a protected area by the Mondulkiri Provincial Court, Keo Sophors, the director of the local Department of Environment, said on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NZ has role in world heritage site in Laos
A field of prehistoric jars in Laos has become a Unesco World Heritage Site, in part due to work done by a University of Otago palaeopathologist.
— Otago Daily Times

Cambodia-Laos Successfully Adjusts Troops at Border
Cambodia and Laos have successfully adjusted their troops at border area of three-angle, a senior government official close to premier Hun Sen told Fresh News this Thursday.
— Fresh News


Feature photo Sombath Somphone

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesAugust 30.


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).


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