From their exile in Laos, the four members of the Thai activist band ‘Faiyen’ believe they are on hit-list, like eight fellow dissidents who have already disappeared.
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Worshippers in Laos carve on the sandy banks of Mekong river knee-high sand stupas known as ‘Toppathatsay’ decorated with images of beloved monks and holy flowers, as Lao New Year or “Pi Mai” celebrations draw thousands to the UNESCO-listed city of Luang Prabang.
In a hut on the top of a fog-licked mountain in northern Laos, Vo Pali is getting high. His poison is opium, a sap extracted from poppies grown illegally by the poor hill tribes in the Communist state’s rugged, inaccessible uplands.
A team from Thailand saves a toddler during a rescue operation in Laos after an unprecedented accident involving a dam collapse which unleashed heavy flooding over several villages.
Displaced residents from a dam collapse in Laos which swamped several villages, are undergoing treatment at Sanamxay hospital in Attapeu province. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES
The Laotian prime minister says 131 people are still missing two days after a dam collapse swamped several villages in the country’s south, killing at least 26 people.
Local residents in Attapeu face a difficult commute in the aftermath of a dam collapse, which swamped several villages in the region. IMAGES
Rescuers recovered 19 bodies and hundreds remain missing after a dam collapse swamped several villages in southern Laos. Location of the Xe-Nanmoy reservoir.VIDEOGRAPHIC.
Survivors wade through floodwaters after a partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed sending a wall of water surging through six villages.
Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after a partly-constructed hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed, sending flash floods surging through six villages.