Wednesday, August 3, 2022

7th International Conference on Lao Studies

7th International Conference on Lao Studies (ICSL)

The conference returns!  Since its last incarnation in 2019, this year's conference will see most of its segments being presented online with limited tickets being sold for in-person attendance.  To learn more, be sure to check out the links below.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Lao athletes medal wins at 31st SEA Games

Lao athletes medal wins at 31st SEA Games in Vietnam

Lao athletes competed and won at the recent 31st SEA games in May 2022 held in Vietnam.  Read on to find out what events they won in. 

For some events, you might be surprised to hear that Lao athletes competed in such sports.  Below is the complete list of medal winners for Laos.

TOTAL:

Gold: 2
Silver: 7
Bronze: 33

Thursday, May 12, 2022

31st SEA Games - Opening Ceremonies


This year's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games were delayed from last year due to COVID-19 but have now begun in earnest starting with the Opening Ceremony on May 12, 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Go to time marker 27:27 in the video for the actual start of the ceremony.  Let the games begin!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Lao Economy Grinding to a Halt as Fuel Crisis Deepens

By: The Diplomat, May 11, 2022

Motorists in the Lao capital Vientiane have been forced to queue for hours at petrol stations as a fuel crisis tightens its grip, the latest sign in a brewing economic crisis in the nation of 7 million.

According to a report in the state-run Laotian Times, crisis comes as the country’s COVID-19-hit economy has been buffeted by the impacts of rising global oil prices and a weakening local currency. The resulting fuel shortages have been seen in provincial areas for weeks, but arrived in the capital on Monday afternoon, causing motorists to line up for hours to fill their tanks, snarling traffic along major thoroughfares. According to a report by AFP, petrol stations are limiting customers to a maximum 500,000 kips (around $40) worth of fuel.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

How did Laos vote during the recent UN General Assembly over Russia's aggression in Ukraine?

Here are the voting results at the recent UN General Assembly on March 2, 2022, where members voted on the draft resolution A/ES-11/L.1 which demands that Russia unconditionally end its war against Ukraine and to halt its invasion of Ukrainian territory.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Beautiful Cinematic Travel Video of Laos


With beautiful clips of life in Laos, this video was shot professionally with a cinematic feel.  Even the background ambient music is enjoyable.  If you miss visiting Laos, you'll definitely enjoy watching this video!