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Thai Channel 7 apologises to Laos for insulting remarks

Thai Channel 7 apologises to Laos for insulting remarks

0 by / on 25/01/2014, 11:46 am / in News & Events

The executive board of the famous Thai television station Channel 7 yesterday apologised to the Lao people in regards to its insulting interpretations of the Lao language, according to the Lao Foreign Ministry. The programme concerned was broadcast on Thursday afternoon, as part of a series on Asean. In this instance the hosts compared the meanings of Lao and Thai […]

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What Thais Need to Know and Learn about Laotians

What Thais Need to Know and Learn about Laotians

0 by / on 17/07/2012, 6:24 pm / in News & Events, Thailand

Of the nine other members of Asean, Thailand is most culturally, linguistically and economically linked to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The economic interdependence of the two nations is particularly important and Laos is clearly part of the “Baht Zone”. The baht can be used easily anywhere in Laos.

Thailand critically needs energy imports from Laos and the Lao in turn need many consumer goods from Thailand. Also approximately one third of the Thai population has Lao cultural and linguistic roots.

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