Weekend Storms Batter Parts Of Laos

Sporadic tropical storms will continue to lash many parts of Laos from now until the middle of May and the public should be on the alert at all times.
Many households lost roofs, while some billboards blew down during the squalls that whipped through localised areas. In Vientiane’s Hadxaifong district, several ….

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Police Arrest Drug Lord Bigger Than Xaysana

Anti-drug police of the General Department of Police under the Ministry of Public Security, in cooperation with relevant authorities, have arrested Khonepasong Soukkaseum, alias Xiengtheu, a drug lord they claim is bigger than transnational drug kingpin Xaysana Keophimpha.
Mr Khonepasong, 47, Lao national living in Vientiane, was arrested along with three associates on Jan 10, 2017, nine days before ….

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Southeast Asia Will See Upsurge In Terrorism Violence This Year, UN Reps Warn

Without effective collaboration among ASEAN partners, terrorism in Southeast Asia will continue to thrive this year as foreign fighters now in the Middle East return to home soil to continue their campaign.
The warning by two United Nations representatives came following observations of the rise of terrorism activity in the region last year, in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and …..

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Suspected Drug Lord Linked to Thai and Lao Celebrities

Narcotics suppression chief says many high-society figures implicated after investigation of detainees.
Alleged Lao drug lord Xaysana Keopimpha’s network has cultivated unprecedented connections, with celebrities both in Thailand and Laos believed to have assisted him with money laundering and asset concealment.
“Entertainment figures, socialites and prominent members of Thailand’s luxury-car circles are now …..

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