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Akur perjalanan Laos masih jauh

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Malaysia strolls into men's badminton semis with 3-0 rout of Laos

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Chuan Leong- Keen Hoo expected to cruise past rivals Laos

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Laos agrees to withdraw troops from border with Cambodia after Hun Sen visit

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Six Vietnamese workers killed by blast at Laos hydropower plant

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'Wombs for rent' business flourishes in communist Laos

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Dicing with death on the rivers of Vietnam and Laos
There are two staples of Vietnamese life: rice and bamboo for its many uses. The province of Thanh Hoa has one of the largest bamboo forests in Southeast Asia, with over 80,000 hectares of natural bamboo forest and 71,000 hectares of planted bamboo. In just three years, the plant can grow up to eight metres tall. With the global market for bamboo expanding, the bamboo industry contributes to Thanh Hoa's growing economy and sustains the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers   Read More ...
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Mega First Corp gets RM634.88 million financing for hydropower project in Laos
PETALING JAYA: Mega First Corp Bhd has received US$150 million (RM634.88 million) financing to partly fund its RM2 billion Don Sahong Hydropower Project in Laos.   Read More ...
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Construction of Chinese-sponsored Confucius Institute commenced in Laos
Construction of Chinese-sponsored Confucius Institute was commenced Saturday at National University of Laos (NUOL) in capital Vientiane. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, acting President of NUOL Somsy Gnophanxay expressed his belief that under the support of leaders of the two countries, the project will be completed successfully. For her part, Lao Minister of Education and Sports Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun, said the Confucius Institute is a major project sponsored by China, and will become the most advanced building in NUOL   Read More ...
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Laos a thriving market for Kenyan trophies
The appetite for Kenyan wildlife trophies is exposing the animals to more threats as South East Asian country Laos is the fastest growing ivory market in the world. According to a new report released yesterday by a local NGO Save the Elephants, at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Chinese are now buying over 80 percent of ivory in Laos. The retail prices are lower than in China   Read More ...
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Chinese buyers fuelling ivory surge in Laos, report says
Nairobi (AFP) - Surging demand from Chinese visitors has made Laos the world's fastest-growing market for ivory, conservation group Save the Elephants said Thursday. China, currently the world's largest ivory market, has pledged to phase out its sales by the end of the year but with ivory trinkets still popular among Chinese consumers demand is shifting across the border. Ivory sales have increased dramatically in Laos, Save the Elephants said in its new report, blaming lax enforcement of anti-ivory laws and lower prices   Read More ...
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Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market, highlighting the challenge of curbing wildlife trafficking across porous borders, a conservation group said Thursday. The number of Chinese-owned retail outlets selling elephant ivory in the Southeast Asian country increased significantly between 2013 and 2016, and the majority of buyers in Laos were visitors from China, according to a report by Save the Elephants, a Kenya-based conservation group   Read More ...
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Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says
JOHANNESBURG – A new report says the illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market. Save the Elephants, a Kenya-based conservation group, said Thursday that the number of Chinese-owned retail outlets selling elephant ivory in the Southeast Asian country increased significantly between 2013 and 2016, and that the majority of buyers are visitors from China   Read More ...
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Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says the illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market. Save the Elephants, a Kenya-based conservation group, said Thursday that the number of Chinese-owned retail outlets selling elephant ivory in the Southeast Asian country increased significantly between 2013 and 2016, and that the majority of buyers are visitors from China   Read More ...
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President Trump to award Medal of Honor to Vietnam commando for valor in Laos
WASHINGTON — Four days fighting for survival in the jungles of Laos come back instantly to medic Gary Rose. Bullets banging off the bottom of the Marine helicopter as they headed deep behind enemy lines on Sept. 11, 1970. Doling out doses of morphine to keep the walking wounded moving to avoid capture. Saving lives, risking his own, hobbling around a foot with a hole blown through it   Read More ...
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VIDEO. Typhon Doksuri : un spectaculaire glissement de terrain au Laos
Le typhon Doksuri, qui a balayé le Vietnam à la fin de la semaine dernière, a ensuite touché le Laos, provoquant de fortes pluies et de dévastateurs glissements de terrain. La coulée d’eau et de boue déboule, dévale, rebondit sur les parois de la rivière, monte, fait tomber les arbres, déchausse les roches, monte encore, les hommes fuient… Cette vidéo d’un glissement de terrain au Laos, provoqué par le typhon Doksuri et ses pluies diluviennes, est impressionnante   Read More ...
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Laos-bound student volunteers excited to make a difference
PUTRAJAYA: Fifty students from the Student Volunteers Foundation (YSS) will be heading to Laos, today, on a two–week volunteer mission. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the students from various higher learning institutions in the country will meet up with Laotian youths and perform various tasks in local villages. "The students will be teaching English, providing medical screening, and building basic amenities – essentially, putting the knowledge they have gained locally, to impact societies globally," he told reporters after launching the flag–off mission at the ministry, here, yesterday   Read More ...
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Singaporean turns coffee-grower, with zero experience but a grande ambition
LAOS: He was formerly a teacher with zero knowledge about the coffee industry – yet Singaporean Jeremy Choong decided to jump into the challenge of running a coffee plantation business in Paksong, Laos. His big idea was to turn an ailing small-time business – owned by his Laotian wife Unit Donsavang and her family who wanted to sell off parts of it – into a high-end one that focuses on speciality coffee   Read More ...
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Tags: Farmers |  Horticulture |  Crops |  Coffee Farming |  Coffee Farmers | 
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Montreal police arrest Laotian man on US most-wanted list
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police officers on bicycles chased down and caught a Laotian-born alleged drug smuggler who is on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's list of 10 most wanted suspects, authorities said Tuesday. Montreal police Commander Miguel Alston said Katay-Khaophone Sychanta, 35, was on a park bench preparing to smoke a marijuana joint with another man when police approached and questioned him last week   Read More ...
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Montreal police arrest Laotian man on US most-wanted list
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police officers on bicycles chased down and caught a Laotian-born alleged drug smuggler who is on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's list of 10 most wanted suspects, authorities said Tuesday. Montreal police Commander Miguel Alston said Katay-Khaophone Sychanta, 35, was on a park bench preparing to smoke a marijuana joint with another man when police approached and questioned him last week   Read More ...
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Montreal police arrest Laotian man on US most-wanted list
TORONTO – Canadian police officers on bicycles chased down and caught a Laotian-born alleged drug smuggler who is on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's list of 10 most wanted suspects, authorities said Tuesday. Montreal police Commander Miguel Alston said Katay-Khaophone Sychanta, 35, was on a park bench preparing to smoke a marijuana joint with another man when police approached and questioned him last week   Read More ...
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Top diplomats of S. Korea, Laos discuss latest N. Korean missile launch
The top diplomat of Laos expressed concerns over North Korea's ballistic missile launch on Tuesday and committed his country's support for South Korea's efforts to peacefully resolve the security issues involving North Korea, the foreign ministry here said. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for Laos' proactive support and cooperation in dealing with the North Korean issue as she met with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith earlier in the day, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Read More ...
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Tags: Weapons |  Missiles | 
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Top diplomats of S. Korea, Laos discuss latest N. Korean missile launch
SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- The top diplomat of Laos expressed concerns over North Korea's ballistic missile launch on Tuesday and committed his country's support for South Korea's efforts to peacefully resolve the security issues involving North Korea, the foreign ministry here said. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for Laos' proactive support and cooperation in dealing with the North Korean issue as she met with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith earlier in the day, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   Read More ...
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Tags: Weapons |  Missiles | 
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Laos railway starts comprehensive construction
The Laos-China Railway Company announced on Sunday that the China-Laos railway project has entered the phase of comprehensive construction in an orderly and effective way. The construction of the railway officially started on Dec. 25, 2016 in northern Laos' Luang Prabang province. In March this year, a campaign of 100-day dry season working competition was launched to speed up the construction process   Read More ...
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China-Laos railway enters phase of comprehensive construction
VIENTIANE - The Laos-China Railway Company announced on Sunday that the China-Laos railway project has entered the phase of comprehensive construction in an orderly and effective way. The announcement was made by Zhao Xiang, director general of the Laos-China Railway Company, at a gathering here to commend the progress achieved so far in the project. The construction of the railway officially started on Dec   Read More ...
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China-Laos railway enters phase of comprehensive construction
Photo of the China-Laos railway project in southwest China's Yunnan on August 16. The project has entered the phase of comprehensive construction in an orderly and effective way. [Photo: Xinhua] The Laos-China Railway Company announced on Sunday that the China-Laos railway project has entered the phase of comprehensive construction in an orderly and effective way. The announcement was made by Zhao Xiang, director general of the Laos-China Railway Company, at a gathering here to commend the progress achieved so far in the project   Read More ...
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Laos looks to step up from LDC status by ’30
By Michinobu Yanagisawa / Japan News Assistant EditorVIENTIANE — Laos is aiming to achieve an upgrade from its least developed country (LDC) status at the United Nations to a middle income country by 2030 through strengthening international economic partnerships, including the promotion of tourism, a senior Laotian government official said on Friday. Savankhone Razmountry, vice minister of information, culture and tourism, made the remark at a meeting in the Laotian capital of Vientiane with editors from the Asia News Network   Read More ...
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CPC officials deliver lectures in Laos
Chief of the publicity department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Zhu Guoxian led a delegation to Laos from Aug. 20 to Thursday. The delegation gave lectures on new ideas and strategies of state governance of General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping, as well as CPC's experience on strict party governance. During their stay in Laos, Zhu also met with president of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee's Commission for Inspection Bounthong Chitmany, and head of the External Relations Commission of the Central Committee of LPRP Sounthone Xayachak   Read More ...
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Akur perjalanan Laos masih jauh
SHAH ALAM: Jurulatih Laos, Mike Wong tetap berpuas hati dengan persembahan anak buahnya sepanjang Sukan SEA Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) ini biarpun tersingkir di peringkat kumpulan. Monheng berkata, walaupun Laos tidak setanding Malaysia dan Myanmar dalam Kumpulan A, ia memberi pendedahan antarabangsa terbaik buat anak buahnya. "Ia satu saingan yang mencabar di Sukan SEA walaupun kami tidak layak ke peringkat seterusnya   Read More ...
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Daring to dream: Malaysia enters football semis with 3-1 win over Laos
SHAH ALAM: As expected, the national Under-22 side topped Group A of the Sea Games football competition by overcoming Laos 3-1 tonight. With an unblemished record of four victories from as many group matches, Malaysia can now dare to dream as they shift their focus on Saturday's semi- finals. Joining Malaysia in the last four is Myanmar who took the runners-up spot with nine points   Read More ...
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Singapore basketballers thump Laos 103-51
The Singapore men's basketball team thrashed Laos 103-51 to win their second SEA Games Group B match at Stadium MABA in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. As the scoreline suggested, it was one-way traffic for the Singaporeans right from the tip-off. By the end of the first quarter, Wong Wei Long and Co. had built up a 13-point lead, and the advantage widened to 20 points at half-time   Read More ...
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Malaysia strolls into men's badminton semis with 3-0 rout of Laos
KUALA LUMPUR: It was a stroll in the park for the Malaysian men's badminton team who checked into the semi-finals of the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games (KL2017) on Tuesday with a 3-0 win over minnows Laos at the Axiata Arena. In the opening men's singles match, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin beat Vixunnalath Phichith 21-7, 21-10 before national No 2 men's doubles Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi saw off Namboun Luangamath-Sengrthit Sypaseuth 21-9, 21-5   Read More ...
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Tags: Tennis |  Badminton |  Men's Badminton | 
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Chuan Leong- Keen Hoo expected to cruise past rivals Laos
SNOOKER aces Rory Thor Chuan Leong and Moh Keen Hoo are expected to give Malaysia a roaring start in the men’s doubles at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today. Chuan Leong-Keen Hoo will face Phoutthabandit Daophachan-Sakbieng Siththideth of Laos in a best-of-five first-round match. A win over the Laotians will see them take on either Singapore’s Chan Keng Kwang-Tey Choon Kiat or Indonesians Gebby Adi Wibawa Putra-Yoni Rachmanto in the semi-finals   Read More ...
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SEA Games: Young Lions bounce back with 2-0 victory over Laos
KUALA LUMPUR: After suffering consecutive defeats in their first two games, the Singapore U-22 football team finally broke their duck by beating Laos 2-0 in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Group A match on Friday afternoon (Aug 18). Early goals from Taufik Suparno and Ikhsan Fandi helped the Young Lions to a deserved win over the Laotians. Singapore raced to an early lead after three minutes   Read More ...
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China, Laos to enhance cooperation in information, culture, tourism
VIENTIANE, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- China and Laos have in recent years made great progress in exchange and cooperation in information, culture and tourism and the two countries will further enhance cooperation in these fields, officials said Wednesday. Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Savankhone Razmountry and Chinese Consul General in northern Laos' Luang Prabang Li Baoguang, made the pledge Tuesday at an annual meeting on information and media work in northern Laos, according to a press release from the Consulate General on Wednesday   Read More ...
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10 reasons to visit Laos
A land-locked nation in Southeast Asia, Laos is oft-overshadowed by neighbors like Thailand and Vietnam. But the country's ancient temples, jungles and laidback vibes have caught the eye of discerning travelers. With new low-cost airlines, train routes and Mekong river cruises, this might be the best time to visit Laos. From national parks to gleaming temples, here's some inspiration to fuel your wanderlust   Read More ...
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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Visits | 
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Cambodian critic charged over comment on Laos troop deployment
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A critic of Cambodia's government was charged on Monday over comments criticizing the deployment of troops to the border with Laos and Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened arrest for anyone suggesting he was using the border row to boost his popularity. The spat with Cambodia's neighbor lasted barely 24 hours last week before Laos pulled back soldiers well ahead of a deadline set by Hun Sen, who faces a challenge to his rule of more than three decades in an election next year   Read More ...
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Cambodian critic charged over comment on Laos troop deployment
PHNOM PENH: A critic of Cambodia's government was charged on Monday over comments criticising the deployment of troops to the border with Laos and Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened arrest for anyone suggesting he was using the border row to boost his popularity. The spat with Cambodia's neighbour lasted barely 24 hours last week before Laos pulled back soldiers well ahead of a deadline set by Hun Sen, who faces a challenge to his rule of more than three decades in an election next year   Read More ...
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Cambodian critic charged over comment on Laos troop deployment
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A critic of Cambodia's government was charged on Monday over comments criticising the deployment of troops to the border with Laos and Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened arrest for anyone suggesting he was using the border row to boost his popularity. The spat with Cambodia's neighbour lasted barely 24 hours last week before Laos pulled back soldiers well ahead of a deadline set by Hun Sen, who faces a challenge to his rule of more than three decades in an election next year   Read More ...
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Cambodian critic charged over comment on Laos troop deployment
A critic of Cambodia's government was charged on Monday over comments criticising the deployment of troops to the border with Laos and Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened arrest for anyone suggesting he was using the border row to boost his popularity. The spat with Cambodia's neighbour lasted barely 24 hours last week before Laos pulled back soldiers well ahead of a deadline set by Hun Sen, who faces a challenge to his rule of more than three decades in an election next year   Read More ...
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Laos, Cambodia agree to withdraw troops from disputed border area
VIENTIANE/PHNOM PENH - Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his visiting Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen agreed here on Saturday to withdraw their troops from disputed border area between Attapu of Laos and Stung Treng of Cambodia. "Today, we had frank talks in a friendly manner," the Lao state-run news agency KPL quoted Prime Minister Thongloun as telling a joint press conference in the Lao capital of Vientiane   Read More ...
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Laos agrees to withdraw troops from border with Cambodia after Hun Sen visit
PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement on Saturday (Aug 5) for Lao soldiers to pull back from their shared border after Cambodia accused Laos of sending troops into its territory, the leaders of both countries said. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dispatched forces to the border and issued an ultimatum for Laos to withdraw the soldiers by Thursday   Read More ...
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Cambodian leader says border crisis with Laos averted
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who threatened Friday to use force over a border crisis with neighboring Laos, has announced less than 24 hours later that he has peacefully resolved it. Hun Sen, an enthusiastic user of social media, announced on his Facebook page that he had successfully negotiated with his Laotian counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, to have a small contingent of Laotian troops withdrawn from disputed frontier territory   Read More ...
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Cambodian leader says border crisis with Laos averted
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who threatened Friday to use force over a border crisis with neighboring Laos, has announced less than 24 hours later that he has peacefully resolved it. Hun Sen, an enthusiastic user of social media, announced on his Facebook page that he had successfully negotiated with his Laotian counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, to have a small contingent of Laotian troops withdrawn from disputed frontier territory   Read More ...
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Laos to withdraw troops after Cambodia threat
Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement for Lao soldiers to pull back from their shared border, easing the threat of a military confrontation. The annoucement came after Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane on Saturday to hold urgent talks with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Hun Sen on Friday dispatched forces to the border and issued an ultimatum for Laos to withdraw the soldiers   Read More ...
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Laos says it will withdraw troops as Cambodia's Hun Sen visits
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement on Saturday for Lao soldiers to pull back from their shared border after Cambodia accused Laos of sending troops into its territory, the leaders of both countries said. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dispatched forces to the border and issued an ultimatum for Laos to withdraw the soldiers by Thursday. The Cambodian strongman flew to Vientiane on Saturday to hold urgent talks with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith   Read More ...
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