Lao Parliament elects Thongloun as new president

VIENTIANE (XINHUA) – The ongoing inaugural session of the ninth legislature of the Lao National Assembly (NA) on Monday morning elected general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee Thongloun Sisoulith as the country’s new President, replacing Bounnhang Vorachit. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.