Residents of temporary relocation centers say they have not been paid living allowances for the past five months.
Villagers in three districts in Oudomxay need irrigation, clean water, and houses after construction damage.
The officers had told a young man stopped for traffic violations that he could pay his fine to them in person.
Cracks have appeared in roads and the foundations of homes in a resettlement village built on a steep hillside in Luang Prabang.
Staff say hospitals are crowded and can't hire new doctors or buy equipment needed to provide quality care.
Many in Laos said the Chinese-style art put up on lampposts across Vientiane symbolize China's growing influence and control.
Coronavirus restrictions require certification of a negative test and 14-day quarantine.
Foreign-invested banana farms and other land concessions are using chemical fertilizers and pesticides in violation of government regulations banning or limiting their use.
Villagers facing displacement say they fear they will be inadequately compensated.
Lao citizens remain unable to leave their country, though, as its border with Thailand opens to goods shipments only.
Users posted hundreds of thousands of tweets under the hashtag ‘if Lao politics was good’ in recent days.
Villagers fear destruction of Vang Vieng's natural beauty, loss of their land, and China's growing reach.
They had wanted to hold ceremonies deemed by local authorities to violate Lao cultural traditions.
They are forced out of their village in spite of a national law protecting Christians’ rights to practice and preach their religion.
20 Facebook pages have registered under a policy that some Laos support and others are wary about.
Zhao Wei, a Chinese national, was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury in 2018 as the head of a trafficking network.
Rights groups welcome release of ‘Thitsy,’ urge Vientiane to respect the rights of dissenters.
Lao representative dismissed concerns, commended “overwhelming positive feedback.”