Archive for October 28th, 2019

Exclusive: Father of Vietnamese woman believed dead in Essex truck — Smugglers said this was a ‘safe route’

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 12:23 PM

Nguyen Thi Phong and Pham Van Thin live in a small house in Nghe An, a town in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province. It has a corrugated metal roof, propped up on loose bricks, [...] » More

Prayers for the dead in Vietnam for the families left in limbo

Prayers for the dead in Vietnam for the families left in limbo

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 12:15 PM

Throughout the day, prayers for the dead rang out over loudspeakers. Residents, their heads bowed, could be seen walking solemnly through Yen Thanh’s rain-soaked [...] » More

Bored and broke, Vietnam migrants risk lives for riches in Europe

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 12:07 PM

Young, aspirational and poor Vietnamese are risking their lives to travel to Europe, taking on large debts to join well-worn trafficking routes in the hope of a better future [...] » More

Dread builds in Vietnam over fate of missing UK migrants

Dread builds in Vietnam over fate of missing UK migrants

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 12:05 PM

Dread mounted across Vietnam on Sunday as relatives of migrants feared to be among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain revealed new heart-wrenching details of their [...] » More

Vietnam police take DNA from relatives of suspected truck victims

Vietnam police take DNA from relatives of suspected truck victims

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 11:55 AM

Police in Vietnam took hair and blood samples on Sunday to get DNA from relatives of people feared to be among the 39 who died in the back of a truck near London last week, [...] » More

Dashed dreams: Profiles of the Vietnamese missing in Britain

Dashed dreams: Profiles of the Vietnamese missing in Britain

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 11:53 AM

Le Van Ha tried his hand as a police officer, a rice farmer and then an interior designer before paying smugglers for passage from Vietnam to Europe, a move that may have [...] » More

Business Briefs 28 October 2019

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 8:54 AM

* Development Investment Construction Joint Stock Corporation (DIG) will hold a general meeting on November 8, where shareholders will discuss a plan to take over DIC T&T [...] » More

U.S. denies China’s claim of ‘weaponizing’ visa decisions for Washington space meeting

U.S. denies China’s claim of ‘weaponizing’ visa decisions for Washington space meeting

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:03 AM

The United States on Friday rejected Chinese accusations that political motives were behind a top Beijing space official not receiving a visa in time to attend the start of [...] » More

HK tells Taipei to stop politicising murder suspect Chan-Tong Kai’s case and clear path for him to face justice in Taiwan

HK tells Taipei to stop politicising murder suspect Chan-Tong Kai’s case and clear path for him to face justice in Taiwan

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:00 AM

Hong Kong has urged Taiwan to stop politicising the case of a murder suspect whose case ignited the city’s extradition bill crisis and to clear the hurdles for his [...] » More

HK students form human chain outside swimming competition to protest against cut in number of spectators and alleged ban on chanting slogans

HK students form human chain outside swimming competition to protest against cut in number of spectators and alleged ban on chanting slogans

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

About 100 students from 20 elite schools in Hong Kong formed a human chain outside an interschool swimming gala on Friday to protest against restrictions imposed on the [...] » More

HK court bans publishing police details, including photos

HK court bans publishing police details, including photos

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The police force says many of its officers have had personal details leaked online A Hong Kong court has banned people from publishing a wide range of personal details about [...] » More

HK police sergeant charged with bribery, misconduct and deception while training constables

HK police sergeant charged with bribery, misconduct and deception while training constables

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency on Friday charged a sergeant with bribery, misconduct in a public office and deception involving a total of HK$250,000 (US$32,000) [...] » More

HK medics join anti-government protests to ‘resist tyranny’

HK medics join anti-government protests to ‘resist tyranny’

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of Hong Kong medical workers and other anti-government protesters rallied in the Chinese-ruled city’s financial centre on Saturday, angry at perceived police [...] » More

HK Airlines earns warning from Air Transport Licensing Authority over financial tailspin

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s airline licensing body on Friday warned it would take “appropriate action” in the business affairs of Hong Kong Airlines as it publicly [...] » More

HK airport customs nabs liquid cocaine worth $2.9 million in second bottle-smuggling bust in two days

28-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Ten liquor bottles carrying about HK$23 million (US$2.9 million) worth of suspected liquid cocaine were seized from the luggage of a couple arriving from Peru on Wednesday, [...] » More