Laos is in danger of failing to meet its target for rolling out a law against human trafficking.
Production of the paddy crop misses official targets.
Vietnam says at regional talks that Laos's neighbors are worried about the first mainstream Mekong dam.
Southeast Asian lawmakers have more questions after visiting Laos to probe the disappearance of a local activist.
Representatives from four Mekong nations are set to discuss the controversial Lao Xayaburi Dam.
Lao authorities want to know who an activist was trying to get advice on land compensation from.
The government says information the UN’s human rights office received about disappeared activist Sombath Somphone is incorrect.