Laos’ “Crown Prince” urges overseas Lao to continue the fight for democracy.
Animal rights NGOs say transporting the elephants to perform for tourists is abuse.
Cement factory owner blames previous blasting subcontractor’s undetonated explosives for the accident.
NGOs say transforming the river into a series of lakes would cause ‘irreversible damage’ to its health and productivity.
“The Chinese factory never warns villagers of the blasts in advance,” said a local villager.
About 3000 Lao women and girls have been trafficked to China in the last decade.
Surveys conducted by company have damaged farmland and caused landslide.
They call on the Lao and Thai governments to account for missing democracy advocate Od Sayavong.
Company says villagers all agree with proposed industrial project.
Houayheuang Xayabouly, also called Mouay, had criticized the Lao government for its slow response to floods in the country's southern provinces.
Experts worry that yet another large Mekong river dam will cause great environmental harm
Luangprabang dam would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam.
Government relief effort underway, but many have yet to receive aid.
Human rights group cries foul, citing absence of legal assistance.
Rights group calls the arrest of Houayheuang Xayabouly “shocking and unacceptable.”
PS Agriculture’s owners were convicted of fraud and thrown in prison, but civil case and other red tape still stand in the way of justice.
Mekong region severely flooded after prolonged drought due to climate change, expert says.
Purchase deal reached at ASEAN energy gathering would raise the capacity from 100 to 300 megawatts.