Vietnam

Vietnam arrests dissident for attempt to overthrow government

HANOI: Vietnamese police have arrested a dissident accused of attempting to overthrow the government, the communist state's official website said on Wednesday, bringing to at least 17 the number of dissidents arrested this year. Tran Thi Xuan, 41, was arrested in the northern province of Ha Tinh .....

Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing US$16 million housing deposits

HANOI: A former Vietnamese lawmaker has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud after she pocketed US$16 million in down-payments from would-be homeowners when she was a real estate developer, a court clerk said Tuesday (Oct 17). Chau Thi Thu Nga is the latest to be punished as part of a ......