• Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
    Special report : The deadly wave that changed everything for some Laotians
    THE LIVES of dam disaster victims in southern Laos have changed for the worse six months after a deadly wave brought by flash floods following the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoi dam washed away their properties, their loved ones, their dreams and hopes for the future.
  • Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:44
    Thai team helping Laotians affected by dam disaster to cope with mental health issues
    The dam collapse in Laos’s Sanamxai province has caused stress to 156 Laotians, including 13 with a tendency to harm themselves, according to mental-health checks carried out by a Thai team from July 28-30.
  • Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:25
    Man dead, two hurt as Lao aid truck plunges off bridge
    A man was killed and two others injured when their truck loaded with provisions and donated items for Laotians affected by floodwaters plunged into a river in Savannakhet province on Sunday.
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  • Fri, 27 Jul 2018 01:00
    Thai volunteers rush in big numbers to assist flood-hit Laotians
    RESCUERS FROM at least from two countries – Thailand and China – have arrived at Laos’ flooded southern district of Attapeu to join local soldiers in a search-and-rescue operation after the collapse of a saddle dam belonging to a major dam construction project that caused massive downstream flooding.
  • Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:15
    Princess offers support to flood-hit Laotians
    Princess Ubolratana has joined the Thai community in expressing support for Laotians affected by the sudden massive flooding caused by the partial collapse of a dam under construction in the country’s southern province of Attapeu.
  • Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:19
     Floods from Laos dam collapse force evacuations in Cambodia
    Attapeu , Laos - The torrent of water unleashed in a deadly Laos dam collapse has drained into Cambodia, forcing thousands to be evacuated, as rescuers on Thursday battled monsoon rains to find scores of Laotians still missing after whole villages were washed away. 
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  • Fri, 08 Jun 2018 01:00
    Arrest warrants issued for five suspected of helping monk flee
    FIVE SUSPECTS, including three Laotians, face arrests for allegedly helping Phra Prommedhi flee from Thailand after the Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court approved warrants for them yesterday.
  • Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:00
    Thanachart sees Lao niche in QR code deal
    MID-TIER lender Thanachart Bank has joined with Laos’ largest bank by assets, Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL), to provide a cross-border QR code payment service for Laotians visiting Thailand.
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:26
    Thanachart in QR Code payment service tie-up with Laos’s largest bank
    Thanachart Bank has joined forces with BCEL, the largest bank in Laos, to provide a QR Code payment service for Laotians who spend money in Thailand.
  • Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:19
    Five arrested after big marijuana haul in Lop Buri
    The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) in Bangkok confiscated 500 kilograms of marijuana and arrested five suspects, including two Laotians, in Lop Buri's Pattana Nikhom district on Sunday.
  • Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:36
    Belgium’s Queen wins hearts of Laotians as ‘good Samaritan’
    Social media in Laos praised Her Majesty the Queen Mathilde of Belgium as a very kindhearted person after she was seen leaving her car to help injured people in a road accident. 
  • Wed, 05 Oct 2016 01:00
    ‘Lao are lazy’: The problem with ‘Thai superiority’
    It happens on a daily basis all across Thailand. The casual insults come from a sense of superiority ingrained since school days: “Thais are better than their neighbours, the Lao.”
  • Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:00
    Six police dismissed for kidnap, ransom: Somyot
    SIX POLICE officers accused of kidnapping two Laotians over the weekend and demanding Bt2 million in ransom have been dismissed from their duties and face a probe.
  • Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00
    Two Laotians get death for murder
    A Vientiane court sentenced two men to death on Tuesday for murdering a Chinese businessman last October. The suspects were also charged with stealing money and valuables from the victim, while a third defendant was given 10 years in prison for aiding and
  • Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00
    Ministry to take action against sex-trafficking in Chachoengsao
    Social Development and Human Security Ministry officials have vowed action after discovering a rise in the number of immigrant workers in Chachoengsao province, especially Laotians working as prostitutes in karaoke bars.
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