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Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

Lao Leaders Car Auction Delayed, Chinese Businesspeople Particularly Interested

The auction of cars reclaimed from Lao leaders has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for Tuesday this week, the auction is now to More »

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

Prime Minister Declares Land as Focus for Transport Development

During the annual conference of the Public Works and Transport sector held this week, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith cautioned that decisions regarding water and More »

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Bo Nam Hiem: The Largest Hot Springs in Laos

Fancy a soak and a bite to eat at the same time? Head on up to Huaphan where the hot springs of Hiem offer More »

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

Laos Only ASEAN Member To Give Up Luxury State Cars

By now you’ve probably heard about the extraordinary move by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to reclaim all Lao leaders luxury vehicles and replace them More »

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Private Airline Lao Skyway Adds Airbus Helicopter to Its Fleet

Shepherd Media has announced that Lao Skyway has recently purchased a brand new H125 Helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter More »

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Banned in Laos

Fifty Shades Darker Banned in Laos

In the 18 months since the first cineplex opened in Laos, the Cinema Department, under the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism has never censored nor banned a film — until now. Screenings of the erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades Darker” have been cancelled at all three cinemas in Laos.…

Laos Keeps a Close Eye on Corruption

Laos Corruption

 

Laos has found international recognition recently for a number of positive advances, however  some reports have painted a picture of rife corruption among the country’s leadership.

In 2015 it was reported by Transparency International in the Corruption Perception Index, that out of 176 countries listed, Laos was ranked number

What We Know About Tham Kannalikham, Melania Trump’s Handpicked Interior Designer

Lao American Interior Designer Tham Kannalikham

Social media has been going wildly insane about Melania Trump’s handpicked interior designer, Tham Kannalikham, who is expected to make the Trump’s feel more homey at their new private quarters in the White House with her reputed design prowess.

Members of the Lao community within Laos have digitally, unanimously expressed their …

The Xaysana Case: What We Know So Far

Xaysana Drug Case

The Xaysana drug ring is currently one of the hottest topics in Southeast Asia. Regional social media is aflame with updates on Xaysana Keophimpa, the alleged drug lord from Laos recently arrested in Bangkok. The Xaysana sensation has spread like wildfire across Laos and Thailand, and while arrests continue and

Lao Telecom to Increase Investment for Improved Services and Market Growth

Lao Telecom

Lao Telecommunications Company (LTC) expects to see expansion of its network and telecommunications systems this year in an effort to improve services and gain new subscribers.

The state-owned telco currently boasts over 1.5 million mobile phone subscribers, and 40,899 fixed line users. The 2G Winphone network includes 532,316

Lao Postal Service Regulations Tightened, New List of Prohibited Items

Lao Postal Service

Regulations governing the Lao Postal Service have been revised, with stricter controls now in place for the delivery of a variety of materials.

A new decision on postal service prohibitions was approved last month through a joint effort between the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and four other ministries, as …

Melania Trump Chooses Laotian-American Interior Designer to Redecorate the White House

Laotian-American Chosen to Decorate White House

First Lady Melania Trump might still be spending her weekdays in New York but she is getting the Trump White House in ship-shape with the help of Laotian-American interior designer Tham Kannalikham.

“Mrs. Trump has a deep appreciation for the historical aspects of the White House and with Tham’s …

Dengue Fever Already at Epidemic Level in Laos in 2017

Dengue Fever Laos 2017

Minister of Health, Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Syhavong chaired the annual National Dengue Review Meeting organized by the Department of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC) and Center for Malaria Parasitology and Entomology (CMPE), Ministry of Health. Dengue activities in MOH are also supported by the National Centre for Laboratory and …