Teachers already reeling from wage delays struggle to make ends meet after a cut in their monthly allowances.
The U.S. Secretary of State says Washington 'remains deeply concerned' over Sombath Somphone's case.
One year after his disappearance, Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone's wife says she can do nothing but hope for his return.
She calls on the international community to push for an urgent investigation of his disappearance.
The call comes ahead of the one-year anniversary of Sombath Somphone's disappearance.
The private sector lending arm of the World Bank teams up with business groups to promote 'high-standard' projects.