The government says it is concerned about the increasing cost of living, but ordinary people believe it’s not doing enough.
Xieng Khouang province’s chief prosecutor says Bouapha Phommachith is entitled to lease back land the governor took from her.
Effluent released from the biofuel facility has contaminated a stream, and provincial authorities want more robust action from the owners.
Sources say the government picked the civil society representatives in an attempt to forestall criticism.
Police to seek out the "members of the network or gang" that are connected to three arrests in March under a government decree prohibiting online dissemination of "untrue information."
Villagers no longer bathe in the water which is polluted with effluent.