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Body of Man Bound and Gagged Found in Mekong River

Police in northeastern Thailand have discovered the body of a man washed ashore on the banks of the Mekong River. The dead man had...

Dams and Dry Conditions Have Weakened Mekong Ecosystems

In response to three years of record low flows and excessive dryness along the Mekong, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has called on China...

Army Seizes Large Cache of Methamphetamine on Mekong River

Three-quarters of a million meth pills and 500 grams of crystal meth were seized by an Army patrol along northeastern Thailand's Mekong Riverbank on...

Mekong Operation Centre Marks 10 Years of Joint Patrols

A joint patrol between Thai and foreign forces has taken place along the Mekong River to mark the 10th anniversary of the task force...

Local Communities Left Out of Mekong Water Security Talks

A China continues to dominate the Mekong River activist are asking lower Mekong governments to show political will in tackling water security and environmental...

Chinese Hackers Accused of Stealing Mekong River Data

The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday four Chinese nationals, three security officials and a contract hacker have been charged in the United States....

Navy Patrol Seizes 350 Kilograms of Marijuana on Mekong River Bank

A navy patrol has capture two men and seized 350 kilograms of marijuana on the bank of the Mekong River in northeastern Thailand on...

Beijing Gives Thailand Conflicting Outflow Data on Mekong River Dams

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday that levels on the Mekong River have risen “slightly” and its looking into why its outflow...

Giving Local Rivers a Voice Against China’s Damming Policies

Activist Pianporn "Pai" Deetes' fight against China's damming policies along the lower stretches of the Mekong River by the Chinese government is a David-versus-Goliath...

China Hydropower Dam to Hold Back the Mekong River Flow for 20 Days

The Mekong River Commission reports China has notified downstream neighbours it is holding back the Mekong River flow at a hydropower dam on the...

Mekong Cargo Ships Grounded after China Dam Reduces Water

Thailand’s Department of Water Resources has warned eight provinces on the Mekong river to prepare for water shortages. Chinese cargo ships have now stopped...

Sudden Public Hearing on Mekong “Rapids-Blasting” Project Catches Community Group by Surprise

  CHIANG RAI - As a new year dawns, the waters of the Mekong River remain turbulent with uncertainty. While many take holidays and prepare...

Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong Residents Fear China Will Proceed with Blasting Rapid on Mekong River

  CHIANG RAI - Residents living along the Mekong River in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district have expressed strong opposition to a "new" public hearing...

Mekong River Commission (MRC) Announces Laos Intentions to Build “Fourth Dam” on Mekong River

CHIANG RAI - The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that Laos has formally notified the Commission of its intention to construct the Pak...

Three Year Study Finds China-Backed Sambor Dam Would Destroy the Mekong River

  BANGKOK - A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with...

Beating Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

CHIANG RAI - In Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the battle against malaria is advancing at a rapid pace. Between 2012 and 2017,...

Tackling Hydropower Myths on the Mekong: “Run-of-River” Does Not Mean Sustainable

BANGKOK-  A few weeks ago, the 3rd Mekong River Commission Summit took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Summit is held every four years,...

China’s Belt and Road Money Floods Environmental Concerns Over Mekong Dam Construction

SIEM REAP, Cambodia - The prime ministers of the four countries in the downstream Mekong River basin agreed this week to boost collaboration for...

China’s Hydro Dam Ambitions on the Verge of Killing the Mekong River

CHIANG RAI - A report published by the Lowy Institute says that biodiversity and precious resources of the Mekong are increasingly under danger because...

Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Organizes Activity to Promote Mekong River Weed

-CHIANG RAI - Various agencies of the northernmost province of Chiang Rai have co-organized an activity to promote a northern delicacy at the Pracharat...

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