Laos Silent About Villager’s Jail Death as Exile Rights Groups Demand Answers

Exile Lao human rights groups on Friday pressed the Vientiane government to investigate the death in custody last month of Lao villager who had been detained since 2011 over a …

ADB Supports Employment Service System Development

(KPL) ADB- supported Technical assistance (TA) project has helped to develop employment service system for the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) expand opportunities for local job seekers’ access …

Myanmar’s Rohingya Appeal to EU to Curtail Trade With Military-linked Businesses

The leaders of Rohingya and Myanmar Muslim groups have urged the European Union to take action on a call by a U.N. rights investigator to sanction businesses linked to the …

Government Bans Banana Farm Expansion By Investors

(KPL) The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has insisted investors cannot plant any banana trees on 600-700 ha of land they have cleared in Vientiane Capital, adding that the existing …

Stakeholders Seek Ways To Address Urgent Challenges Facing Mekong

(KPL) On May 20-21, 180 representatives from various stakeholder groups gathered at the 7th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok, Thailand to learn lessons from current joint …

Sectors Discuss Stakeholder Engagement For Sustainable Development

(KPL) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support of UN-DESA, UNESCAP and the UN Country Team convened Government planning focal points from across sectors for a workshop on stakeholder engagement …

Latest Deportation, Disappearances Rattle Thai Dissident Diaspora

BANGKOK Yammy and her friends sleep in shifts. They venture out of the house they share only every few days to stock up on food, and have stopped their live …

US Senator Convening Meetings to Warn Business, Academia of China Threat

U.S. Senator Mark Warner said on Sunday that he has been organizing meetings between U.S. intelligence officials and the country’s business and academic communities to urge caution in their relationships …