Construction of the Don Sahong dam in Laos in 2016 (International Rivers)

Downstream Mekong Nations Raise Concerns Over Proposed Laos Dam

Downstream Mekong countries, including Cambodia, have asked Laos to take a deeper look at the environmental impacts of a planned large-scale hydropower dam that academics and activists say will maim the mainstream Mekong River, which is already showing signs of severe damage.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) shakes hands with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Phnom Penh on September 12, 2019. (SMPM)

Hun Sen Seeks Asean Neighbors’ Help in Arresting Sam Rainsy

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Laos, Thailand and other Southeast Asian governments to assist Cambodia in preventing Sam Rainsy from freely returning to the country, as the exiled opposition leader has vowed to do in November.