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Vietnam launches crooked cop hotline amid corruption crackdown

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Vietnam has set up a telephone hotline for people to report accusations of police corruption, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on graft in the Southeast Asian [...]
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Nine sentenced to death in Vietnam for dealing meth, heroin

03-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:10 AM

Nine drug smugglers were sentenced to death in Vietnam on Friday for selling methamphetamine and heroin in a country with some of the toughest drug laws in the world. Heroin [...]
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Gambling tsar among officials jailed in $420m Vietnam betting ring

03-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:10 AM

Dozens of people, including two former top cops, were convicted in Vietnam Friday in connection with a $420 million online gambling ring run by the official in charge of [...]
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Devotees, police keep vigil as Vietnam mindfulness monk comes home

21-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh takes a wheelchair tour of the forested pagoda in Vietnam where he has come to die, the 92-year-old is greeted by crowds of devoteesand [...]
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Activists call for movement on transgender rights law

13-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As more than 1,000 Vietnamese joined Hanoi’s Gay Pride parade Sunday in a rousing show of support for the LGBT community, activists called on the government to make a [...]
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Vietnam dissident ‘Mother Mushroom’ describes prison hunger strikes

22-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese dissident known as “Mother Mushroom” went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after [...]
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Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for US

20-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother [...]
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Freed Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ arrives in US

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A dissident Vietnamese blogger known by her pen name ‘Mother Mushroom’ has arrived in the United States after her surprise release from prison, telling a large [...]
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Vietnam police bust massive meth haul

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam police discovered a massive haul of suspected methamphetamine worth an estimated $3 million after pulling over a speeding truck, authorities said Tuesday, the latest [...]
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Dissident Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ released, on way to US

Dissident Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ released, on way to US

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A dissident Vietnamese blogger known by the pen name ‘Mother Mushroom’ was on her way to the United States Wednesday after being released from prison where she [...]
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Vietnamese woman leaped out of taxi has mental problems, claims husband

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Vietnamese woman who suddenly exited a taxi at Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) near Bandar Sri Damansara and rushed towards a traffic policeman on Thursday was said to [...]
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Vietnam jails 5 activists over attempted subversion

08-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam’s HCM City sentenced five activists to up to 15 years in prison on Friday after finding them guilty of running a political group that worked to [...]
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Vietnam makes fresh ivory, pangolin haul from Nigeria

06-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both [...]
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Vietnam seizes nearly a tonne of pangolin scales, ivory

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has seized around a tonne of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside dozens of boxes on a flight from Nigeria, state media reported, a haul highlighting the illegal [...]
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Vietnam keeps throwing people in jail for their Facebook posts

01-Oct-2018 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

Vietnam sent a stern warning to dissidents this week: criticise the government online and you’ll end up in jail. The government made that much clear when it jailed two [...]
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