The Diplomat

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?

The Lao government’s high-risk plan to install a massive dam on the Mekong River, perilously close to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, shows a disregard for its legal obligations to protect the renowned site, according to conservation experts.Keep reading  ...

Tom Fawthrop

What’s Behind Laos’ New Budget Crackdown?

In recent months, the Lao government and media outlets have been vocal about regulating public expenditure. The latest significant manifestation of this is the government’s recent decision to put a cap on expenses claimed by its officials in a move to regulate their expenditure.A new ministerial ...

Tae-jun Kang

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