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Vietnamese Citizen Behind Fraudulent Laokham Company

Laokham Director named as Vietnamese national

The director of Laokham Consultant Investment Sole Co Ltd, which defrauded the public into making investments, has been named as Vietnamese national Vu Manh Coung.

Mr Vu Manh Coung, 48 years, and his head accountant were arrested on January 16 after members of the public accused the company of defrauding …

ANZ Bank to Close Retail Services in Laos

ANZ Laos Close

ANZ has announced the closure of all retail products and services in Laos following the sale of its retail and wealth businesses across the region.

The bank will officially close all retail accounts and cease offering retail services as of March 30 this year.

Citing a review of its business, …

BREAKING: Fire at World Trade Center

Fire at World Trade Center

Dec 3 – A severe fire has broken out at the World Trade Center site near Kouvieng, Vientiane Capital. Firefighters are on the scene, based on eyewitness accounts, however the fire has made heavy damage to a major section of the unfinished shopping complex-to-be. The area affected is directly opposite the popular Vientiane Center Shopping Mall.…

Thai Duo Attempts to Smuggle 105 Pangolins into Laos

On Tuesday, November 20, two Thai men were arrested in Chaiyaphum, Thailand after police discovered over 100 live pangolins in the back of two Toyota SUVs heading towards Nong Khai.

With the intent of smuggling 105 pangolins across the border to Laos, Pramote Kerdlamool, 32, and Payao Supsinthu, 38 were

Expected Roadblocks for Chinese President Arrival Nov 13-14

In preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Laos, the Vientiane Capital’s Department of Public Works and Transport has ordered roadblocks to be stationed all across the capital to ensure a safe and smooth ride for President Xi Jinping’s arrival on Monday through Tuesday (November 13-14).

Although there has

Typhoon Doksuri Wreaks Havoc in Neighboring Countries, Laos Urged to Take Safety Precautions

Hailed as Vietnam’s ‘most powerful storm in a decade’, Tropical Typhoon Doksuri made landfall in Central Vietnam today Friday, September 15th, leaving 4 dead and 10 injured.

The cyclone touched down in Ha Tinh province, with maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers per hour, and wind gusts reaching up to

Border Tensions Ease as Cambodia’s PM Flies to Laos for Talks


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane this morning to meet with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and discuss the border dispute near Attapeu that caused panic earlier this week.

Talks are being held at the Prime Minister’s Office, and a press conference is expected to be held to …

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on 4 March 2018.
The Academy Awards, better …