Effluent released from the biofuel facility has contaminated a stream, and provincial authorities want more robust action from the owners.
Sources say the government picked the civil society representatives in an attempt to forestall criticism.
Police to seek out the "members of the network or gang" that are connected to three arrests in March under a government decree prohibiting online dissemination of "untrue information."
Villagers no longer bathe in the water which is polluted with effluent.
Vientiane has decided that it should decide who should get paid and how much for those displaced by the Lao-China railroad project.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers reject strong wording over disputed ocean gateway.
The wall connects to a bridge across the Nam-Ou River in Luang Prubang province where a Chinese-built dam is located.
The two men and one woman had criticized the Lao government and ruling party on social media while working in Thailand.
Lee-Yen Tin was shot dead during a robbery attempt as she walked along a street with her husband.
Most residents of three villages in Champone district do not have titles for the land claimed by a Chinese-backed concern.
Somsavat Lengsavad has been ordained a Buddhist monk at Phonphao temple in Luang Prabang.
Smugglers find that females make good camouflage for the illicit drug trade.
The firm says failed negotiations with the government prompted its decision to pull out.
Sombath Somphone's apparent abduction in 2012 remains unsolved as Vientiane refuses to host civil society meeting.
Ownership argument over three-hectare parcel in Luang Prabang underscores difficulties with land-grab issues.
The country's prime minister moves to block new digging along a river already fouled by chemicals and mud.
Government stops operations at a Vientiane plant as it begins a nationwide examination of electronics recycling operations.
An investigation attempts to determine if the migrant worker was lost at sea or the victim of foul play.
Thongloun Sisoulith reinforces his anti-corruption message in Attapeu province as the government targets illegal logging.
Bounthanh Thammavong is serving nearly five years in a Lao prison for criticizing the country’s communist government on social media.
Timber smugglers attempt to hide their ill-gotten lumber as the government attempts to enforce a moratorium on cutting.
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has formed the group to prevent illegal logging and lumber smuggling to neighboring countries.
The director general of Electricite du Laos apologizes to consumers for erroneous billings in May.
Authorities announce the detention of the three following their forced disappearances earlier this year.
Customers think there's more at work than just the heat wave and Electricite du Laos admits that it guesses at what to charge.
Security details are watching towns and villages in a bid to prevent further attacks by ‘bandits’ and other criminals.
An earlier agreed-on bid was too high, raising concerns over cost overruns and substandard work.
Many can no longer make a living because the blaze at Dao Heuang market in Pakse destroyed their shops and merchandise.
The moratorium requires officials to implement measures to control and inspect the felling of trees, transport of timber, and logging businesses.
Authorities have arrested two, while a third has vanished for criticizing the government while they were in Thailand, friends and relatives say.