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Thai police free Lao teenager after report of employer’s sexual abuse

The woman climbed a wall at the home to reach Thai police officers who had arrived outside the home along with her brother

Planned dam sparks concerns that Luang Prabang could lose World Heritage...

Luang Prabang was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 for its “unique, remarkably well-preserved townscape.”

Laos to start fining mining companies amid complaints about projects

Most of the recently approved projects were for Chinese investors, according to the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment

Labor official: As Thailand ages, more Lao migrant workers will be...

Bringing in more Lao workers to Thailand would also be a good fit culturally, according to Aphichat Chamratrithirong

Lao trafficking victims describe ‘hellish’ Myanmar ordeal

In Myanmar, the trafficking victims were forced by their Chinese bosses to work as scammers, using chat apps to extract money from victims

Report: Forest encroachment for maize cultivation increased in Lower Mekong

In total, maize farming increased more than 38% from 13 million rai to 18 million rai - almost the size of Belgium - between 2015 and 2023

Remembering enforced disappearance victims in Asia

China has been condemned for a mass internment program in which as many as 1.8 million people were sent involuntarily to re-education camps

Lao police detain Chinese rights lawyer who was headed to the...

Authorities revoked Lu Siwei’s law license in 2021 after he spoke out on behalf of Hong Kong democracy activists.

2.3 billion people lack access to clean cooking globally

Currently, only seven countries in Asia have clean cooking access rates below 20%, including five small island nations

At Lao potash mine, flood of Chinese workers are displacing local...

Chinese nationals now far outnumber Lao workers, violating an agreement between the government and mining company

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