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Little Laos tackles big corruption

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith's anti-graft drive aims to restore public confidence in communist rule amid reports of rampant misconduct In line with its communist neighbors China and...

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Thailand: Officials Link Lao Cartel to Drug Smugglers in Malaysia, Deep South

The Bangkok arrest of an alleged Laotian kingpin of a major Southeast Asian drug trafficking ring helped expose links between narcotics smuggling operations on both sides of the Thailand-Malaysia...

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Laotian ‘Drug Kingpin’ Arrested at Bangkok Airport

BANGKOK — Police on Thursday arrested a Laotian national identified by police as the “biggest drug lord” in Thailand’s northeastern region, moments after he stepped off a...

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Lao Lawmakers Approve Restrictive Amendment to Media Law

Lawmakers in Laos have approved an amendment to the country’s media law that further tightens the government’s control of reporters, ensuing that they disseminate the policies of the...

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Lao and Thai Transportation Officials to Discuss Railway Project

Top Lao and Thai transportation officials will meet this week in an attempt to iron out some of their differences over a railway that would link the Lao capital of Vientiane with Thailand’s...

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HRF to President Obama: Inquire into Disappearance of Activist in Laos

NEW YORK (September 6, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) urges President Barack Obama to demand a renewed investigation into the disappearance of civil society leader Sombath Somphone...

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