Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When it's not so idyllic

While normally quite beautiful with its multi-tiered blue waters, 
Kuangsi Falls in Luangprabang after rainy floods in September 2016 doesn't look so appealing.
Ever see it like this?
Video Credit:  Two Boys One Trip via Youtube.

What’s behind Cambodia-Laos’ border flare-up?

By David Hutt, Asia Times, August 14, 2017

A boundary stone marking a border area between Laos and Cambodia. 
Photo: iStock/Getty Images.

After much sound, fury and troop deployments, it all ended with an embrace.

Lao and Cambodian troops have since February confronted one another at key crossings and military outposts that dot the two Southeast Asian nations’ 224-kilometer border in what was viewed as a mild escalation of a long-time dispute.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Troops Pull Back From Disputed Areas After Lao, Cambodian Prime Ministers Meet

By:  Radio Free Asia (US), August 14, 2017

Lao soldiers occupying an area south of the Sekong River claimed by both Laos and Cambodia have pulled back from the disputed zone following a meeting Saturday in which the prime ministers of both countries promised to work to reduce tensions, Cambodian media and other sources said.

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen (L) and Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisolith meet in Vientiane, Aug. 12, 2017.  Photo Credit:  Tholakong/LaoUpdate.

Thursday, July 20, 2017