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.
The incident is the latest in a series of armed attacks that have killed or injured people traveling along roads in central Laos.
Abuse of the herbicide in Xiangkhouang province is raising health and environmental concerns.
Even as the El Nino-fueled water woes grow, government forecasters predict more tropical storms.