Counterfeit bills spread in northern Laos

Source of fake bills is unclear, but many are found around the Golden Triangle zone.

Report: Southeast Asian parliamentarians face threats of reprisals, harassment

Parliamentarians across Southeast Asia, especially those from Myanmar, suffered from rights violations in 2023.

ASEAN calls for a ceasefire in Myanmar a boon for struggling junta

Peace requires turning against the junta, not trying to prop up its dying power through negotiations.

Young Laotians held at Myanmar casino fearful of fighting nearby

Battle near the Thai border has parents worried the teenagers will get caught in the crossfire.

Lao farmers worry about upcoming rice season as heat wave kills crops

Months-long drought and recent hot weather has left vegetables and coffee trees dead.

Lao coffee growers feel pinch of worker shortage, high inflation

Many laborers are switching to cassava farms or leaving the country for higher-paying jobs in Thailand.

‘Their parents are in Thailand and left the children with me,’ says Lao grandfather in Champassak province.