Preliminary findings suggest extreme weather caused the crash.
But tax collection and customs officials make out like bandits.
Officials from both sides agreed to build the structure during a meeting in which they resolved to construct the much-delayed rail line.
They say if the lack of rain continues, planting crops will be pointless.
Sources say the move is meant to deflect public anger over corruption and mismanagement.
Some say they cannot plant rice this season because of the lack of rain.
The photos of police allegedly demanding a bribe prompted outrage on Facebook.
The Facebook posting had sparked public fury over the controversial deal.
They postponed the national exam for secondary school students after a copy of one test appeared on social media.
A document posted on social media has shed light on the decision to let a Chinese company develop land around the Khouangxi waterfalls.
Increased monitoring in Thailand has forced smugglers to route the timber through Laos.
Developers of the site are the former mayor’s daughter and son-in-law.
A dispute over the project should be settled through diplomatic channels, it says.
International Rivers says the commission that oversees development along the Mekong River must consider the project’s impacts.
One official, however, doubts that the funds will be used in the interest of the public.
Recent punishments target low-level bureaucrats in limited provinces, he says.
The Southeast Asian nation will use its mines to back a massive loan to pay for the project.