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5 hrs ago | The Nation

Laos seeks electricity integration at Asean ministerial meeting

Laos is set to push for regional electricity integration at the upcoming 32nd Asean Energy Ministers Meeting scheduled to take place on September 22-24 in Vientiane. Speaking in a press conference last week, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Viraphonh Viravong said energy integration is envisioned to facilitate the trade in electricity among the countries in the region.

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5 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Singapore Parliament Speaker Halimah Yacob and MPs at Asean parliamentary meet in Laos

The Speaker of the Singapore Parliament, Madam Halimah Yacob, is leading a delegation of 14 Members of Parliament to the 35th meeting of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. The week-long meeting, which began on Sunday, coincides with Madam Halimah's official visit to Laos, a statement from the Office of the Clerk of Parliament said on Monday.

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5 hrs ago | The Nation

Spa, wellness enterprises match up with firms in Laos

Six Thai spa and wellness enterprises have successfully undertaken business-matching activities with Laotian companies after a recent trade mission to Luang Prabang. After leading 21 enterprises to Laos last week, Duangporn Rodphaya, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department, said Thai companies could find better trade and investment opportunities in Laos under Asean integration because that market had high recognition of Thai spa and healthcare services.

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13 hrs ago | The Nation

Laos seeks electricity integration at Asean ministerial meeting

Laos is set to push for regional electricity integration at the upcoming 32nd Asean Energy Ministers Meeting scheduled to take place on September 22-24 in Vientiane. Speaking in a press conference last week, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Viraphonh Viravong said energy integration is envisioned to facilitate the trade in electricity among the countries in the region.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Singapore delegation to visit Vientiane for ASEAN meeting

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and 14 Members of Parliament, including two from Opposition parties, will attend the 35th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly General Assembly. SINGAPORE: Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and 14 Members of Parliament are in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic to attend the 35th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly General Assembly from Sep 14 to 20. The 14 MPs, which includes two from Opposition parties - MP for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim and Non-Constituency MP Lina Chiam - will be in Vientiane until Saturday .

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The Nation

Moves to boost education cooperation ahead of AEC

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Sports Dr Phankham Viphavanh joins hands with Asean education ministers at the opening ceremony of the Asean Education Ministers Meeting in Vientiane on Sept.11. MINISTERS from the 10 Asean states held talks at the 8th Asean Education Ministers Meeting , held in Vientiane from September 8-13.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Asean Education Ministers' Meeting Closes In Laos

The eighth Asean Education Ministers' Meeting ended in Vientiane, Laos on Friday, with the adoption of a nine-point joint statement, Vietname News Agency reported Saturday. During two day sitting, participants were provided with the "Asean State of Education Report 2013" , which portrayed an overview of education in Asean, Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Sports, Phankham Viphavanh told reporters at a press conference here on Friday.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Shock for Exam Board Chief: In the morning she's in charge, by afternoon she's not

In the morning, she was helping Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh demonstrate to the media how UPSR papers were secured before being transported to examination halls. By afternoon, she had been suspended from duty by Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who gave the order from Vientiane, Laos, where he is attending the Asean Education Ministers Meeting.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Due to Excessive Priming & Debt! 'GDP growth due to Najib' - Muhyddin

TAN Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Wednesday night attributed Malaysia's strong economic growth to the economic transformation programmes rolled out under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's leadership. The deputy prime minister said Malaysia's gross domestic product of 6.4 per cent recorded in the second quarter of the year was the best among Asean countries, while the unemployment rate remained at a low 2.8 per cent.

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NorCalBlogs

Methane - damned if you do, dammed if you don't

Researchers at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research calculated that the world's largest dams emitted 104 million tons of methane annually and were responsible for 4 percent of the human contribution to climate change. Credit: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo via flickr "In Asia, Africa and South America, , masses of methane are produced from dams by the drowning of tropical forests in them.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Asean Countries To Discuss Strategic Plan To Strengthen Education System

From M. Santhiran VIENTIANE, Sept 10 -- The 8th Asean Education Ministers' Meeting to be attended by Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin beginning tomorrow is to consider a more comprehensive strategic plan to strengthen the education system by giving priority to the development of human capital among member countries. The Malaysian Ambassador to Laos, Datuk Than Tai Hing, said the ministers from the 10 member countries would discuss promoting the use of local official languages and giving emphasis to English education among the younger generation in the Southeast Asian region.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Nation

Road No 9 offers smooth ride after repairs

Laos's Ministry of Public Works and Transport has confirmed that damaged sections of National Road No 9 in Savannakhet province, which links Thailand and Vietnam, have been repaired. The road is now in good condition along its whole length.

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Bangkok Post

Court dismisses case against Banpu

"The court has overturned the order of the civil court and Banpu doesn't have to pay damages to the plaintiffs," Banpu's lawyer told reporters on Tuesday. Banpu appealed against the civil court ruling in 2012.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Nation

China-Asean ties: Soft power snagged in South China Sea

A Vietnamese fishing boat lies partially submerged in Danang Harbour after reportedly being rammed by a Chinese ship during a dispute over an oil rig that China parked in waters claimed by Vietnam. China and Southeast Asia are more intertwined than ever.

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Switched

Jimmy Fallon Asks Kids About Going Back To School -- Cue The Hilarity

With all the back-to-school shopping and organizing that needs to be done, parents don't always have time to ask their kids, "How do you feel about going back to school?" So, Jimmy Fallon decided to tackle this question on "The Tonight Show," with the help of some particularly energetic kids in Times Square. In the latest installment of "Questions & Danswers," Fallon sent a correspondent into the streets of New York to ask children how they felt about the beginning of the new school year.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Nation

Sayam International to list on Thai bourse in support of regional expansion plans

Trading company Sayam International aims to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in two to three years to support its ambitious growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam . Chairman Sayam Ramasoot said yesterday that the Asean Economic Community in 2015 would open opportunities for Thai products.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Korean News

Floral Basket to Kim Jong Un from Lao President

Supreme leader Kim Jong Un received a floral basket from Choummaly Sayasone, president of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and general secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, with the approach of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

AkiPress

17:41 Kazakhstani Ambassador to Romania, Germany, Cambodia and Laos appointed

By the presidential decree, the Kazakh Ambassador to Romania, Germany, Cambodia and Laos have been appointed, the press service of the President of Kazakhstan reported Tuesday.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Laos Ready To Host 8th Asean Education Ministers' Meeting

Laos has finalised preparations for the 8th Asean Education Ministers' Meeting set for Sept 8 to 13 in Vientiane, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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Trend

Kazakhstan's ambassadors appointed to several countries

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 2 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed new ambassadors to Romania, Germany, Cambodia and Laos, the presidency reported on Sept.

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