Thursday, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus: hotel operators told to carry out health checks on guests

By:  Phetphoxay Sengpaseuh, March 4, 2020

Health authorities have warned tour and hotel operators to evaluate the risk of Covid-19 among travellers and hotel guests while the threat of the virus persists.

People with a recent history of travel to outbreak countries including China must undergo a health check before staying at a hotel or guesthouse.


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Japanese-style idols LaoNavy put Laos on the pop culture map

By:  Marimi Kishimoto, Asia Nikkei, February 1, 2020

Japanese-style idols LaoNavy put Laos on the pop culture map

BANGKOK -- The idol group craze that swept Asia and made pop cultural icons of its stars has long been the domain of Japanese and South Korean groups, but now the small landlocked nation of Laos is getting in on the act.

Billed as the first Laotian idol group, all-girl LaoNavy have been making waves since their debut in September, building up a fan base in their homeland as well as performing in Thailand and Japan.


Wisconson - A plan to deport Hmong people to Laos is devastating local communities and groups

By:  Alyssa Hui, WKOW.com, February 12, 2020

MADISON (WKOW) --  A local organization that works to empower low income communities of color shared on Wednesday how a plan to deport Hmong people will impact them.

Wisconsin is home to 49,000 Hmong people, according to U.S. Census Data. In the 1970s after the Vietnam War, the first Hmong residents arrived as refugees.

The push from President Donald Trump’s administration to deport Hmong refugees is devastating families and local communities in the Dane County area.