Laos

by Steve Suwannarat | SOUTHEAST ASIA

Indonesia’s decision to stop its workers from going to Malaysia because of the latter’s failure to respect a bilateral labour agreement could negatively impact Malaysia’s palm oil production. The Thai Chamber of Commerce estimates that the country needs at least 500,000 foreign workers for its post-COVID recovery.


On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN

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Today's news: South Korean Constitutional Court upholds ban on tattoos; Manila asks Church for help with Taal volcano; Russia and India finalize procedures for an alternative platform for transactions; Laos fuel emergency worsens; Beijing hunts former number two Justice (and friend of Xi Jinping) from party. 

| 01/04/2022
| ASIA TODAY

Camay Lam, gravely ill with cancer, made hundreds of greeting cards using Chinese characters for Chinese New Year. the proceeds from the sale were earmarked for a youth centre in Vientiane and other works in the Apostolic Vicariate of Pakse. “The most important thing now is to do my part and continue to do more evangelisation work,” she told the Sunday Examiner.

| 13/03/2022
| ECCLESIA IN ASIA

Today's headlines: dozens of priests and deacons from the Moscow Patriarchate sign an appeal for an end to the "fratricidal war"; Chinese companies operating in Russia have started asking for advance payments; Pyongyang hid the invasion of Ukraine for days and blamed the imperialist West; Hong Kong activist convicted under anti-sedition law; in India four Christians arrested on false conversion charges. 

| 02/03/2022
| ASIA TODAY

Today's headlines: A Christian family in Laos attacked on charges of practising a "foreign religion"; opposition parties in Georgia call for the blocking of TV broadcasts from Moscow; more than 3,000 Russians arrested for protesting against the war in Ukraine;  Hong Kong ejects dozens of domestic workers because Covid-19 positive; migrant workers and Afghan, Indian and Nepalese students flee from Ukraine. 

 

| 01/03/2022
| ASIA TODAY
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