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Mushroom’s SME programme crosses the borders

Mushroom Television Co is taking its hit SME programme “Young Self-Made Millionaire”, which has been airing on MCOT for five years, to Laos next month, and to Vietnam and Cambodia in March. “We expect the expansion will help our growth to reach 10 per cent ...

VN, Laos, Cambodia boost defence ties

The defence ministries of Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia will step up military co-operation via programmes to be implemented this year. The agreements, boosting long-standing ties of friendship between the three countries, mark ongoing visits (January 8-11) by Lao and Cambodian defence ministers to the ...

Việt Nam, Laos news agencies agree on stronger coordination

Leaders of the Vietnam News Agency and the Laos News Agency have agreed to improve the quality of their news exchange, aiming to more vigorously communicate the two nations’ special bond, especially as the two countries celebrate the 55th anniversary of their relations in 2017. ...

Vietnam provides radio, television stations for Oudomxay

Vietnam Television has provided new radio and television transmission stations for Xay district, Oudomxay province, which will become operational today following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on November 29.​ A document to hand over the two stations was signed by Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture ...

Lese majeste suspects 'bottled up in Laos'

A number of suspected lese majeste offenders are holed up in Laos and police will work with public prosecutors and Interpol to track them down, the national police chief says. Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said the Thai and Lao governments have discussed the matter and ...

In meeting with Prajin, Facebook reiterates firm stand on users’ privacy

Facebook on November 17 reaffirmed its policy of protecting users’ privacy in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong. Prajin will seek to meet with Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and chief executive officer, when attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Peru this ...

Trend of disruptive technologies to affect daily lives increasingly

Business needs to adapt to confront and catch up to the coming disruptive technologies and innovation, which will have a drastic effect on people’s daily lives, a seminar heard on November 16. Bala Chakravarthy, professor of strategy leadership and execution at IMD Southeast Asia, said ...

Creativity vital to progress of society, economy: Adobe study

Adobe Systems, a US-based multinational computer-software company, sees strong growth in use of its Creative Cloud product in Asia-Pacific countries because the number of subscribers outside the United States grew almost 50 per cent as of end of the third quarter. The 46-per-cent year-on-year subscription ...

NA members want new law to ban import of discarded electronic goods

Service fees and product standards offered by telecommunications companies as well as the import of discarded electronic products were among the concerns raised by National Assembly members during a debate on the newly drafted Law on Information and Communication Technology. The draft law was made ...

Better aim for online marketing

Engaging online content and more targeted social media outreach are major keys for commercial success in Cambodia, whose youthful population has been identified as the world’s most receptive to social media advertising and content, a market researcher said on November 3. Eelco Dijkhuizen, general manager ...

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