HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam’s biggest island has drawn mixed reactions from citizens, who weigh its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s approval in principle of the casino at Phu Quoc, a resort
Despite its Confucian tradition and a young, tech-savvy population, Vietnam has abjectly failed to reform its education system.
If there were two certainties to life in America – death and taxes – then there is one in foreign news coverage of Vietnam: censorship. Whether it is the locking up of many dissidents or the occasional release of one, the blocking or unblocking of social media sites or a brief release upon never-quite-stated strictures, it is as inevitable as typhoons are during Autumn on the country’s central coast.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State-controlled media say a court in northern Vietnam has sentenced eight people to death for heroin trafficking.
Indonesian officials executed five foreigners and an Indonesian national convicted of drug trafficking on Sunday, after recently elected President Joko Widodo rejected calls for clemency. The foreigners included a Brazilian man, a Vietnamese woman, and three others from the Netherlands, Malawi, and Nigeria.
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