Category: SocietySubscribe via RSS Feed

The battle for Hmong heritage in Vietnam

08-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vuong Duy Bao surveys his ancestral palace, a vestige of Vietnam’s marginalised Hmong ethnic minority that he says was taken from his family by local officials. The [...]
» More

Goodbye, again: Vietnam’s reburials send souls on final journey

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In the dead of night in a Hanoi cemetery, Nguyen Van Thang’s casket is unearthed; his bones carefully cleaned, wrapped in silk and then reburied, so he can finally [...]
» More

Vietnam jails man for 14 years for attempting to overthrow state

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam has jailed a man for 14 years for attempting to overthrow the state, in cahoots with a group based in the United States, the Ministry of Public Security [...]
» More

Vietnam arrests former BIDV banker amid graft crackdown

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Police in Vietnam have arrested a former senior executive of BIDV, a bank that has come under scrutiny from an anti-graft campaign in the communist-ruled country, the [...]
» More

Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In Vietnam’s “incense village”, dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new [...]
» More

Vietnam criticised for ‘totalitarian’ law banning online criticism of government

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has introduced a new cybersecurity law, which criminalises criticising the government online and forces internet providers to give authorities’ user data when [...]
» More

4 Vietnamese ‘tourists’ jailed for stealing from Uniqlo stores in Singapore

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

Four Vietnamese nationals hatched a plan to travel to Singapore for the sole purpose of stealing from clothing chain Uniqlo, a court heard. The two men and two women targeted [...]
» More

Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting [...]
» More

Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

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

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about [...]
» More

Vietnamese ride-hailing startup Be raises funding ahead of its launch

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

In the market, Be will be competing with Southeast Asian ride-hailing giants such as Grab and Go-Jek, who is present through Go-Viet Vietnam-based ride-hailing startup Be has [...]
» More

Vietnam arrests ship firm execs for ‘embezzling $4.5m’

12-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two executives from a near-bankrupt state-run shipbuilding company have been arrested in Vietnam on accusations of embezzling $4.5 million in collusion with a scandal-plagued [...]
» More

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 [...]
» More

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 [...]
» More

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 [...]
» More

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 [...]
» More