Here are some of the news making headlines in August, 2015.
Bank manager charged for enslaving 12 Lao workers. A Krung Thai Bank mananger has been charged for enslaving Lao workers as young as 14 years old in cages. Conditions were described as shocking. Read more..
Coca-Cola to be bottled in Laos. Laos will get its first Coca-Cola bottling plant to produce and distribute Fanta, Sprite and Coca-Cola to Asean countries. More investments are expected in the future. Read more.
Illegal logging continues to flow across the border. Authorities don't know how to stop illegal woods being carried from Laos to neighbouring countries. Work plans to fight problem might be on the way. Read more.