Corruption

The Official’s Gold-Flecked Steak And The Underlying Problems Of Vietnam

The Official’s Gold-Flecked Steak And The Underlying Problems Of Vietnam
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Vietnamese social media was flooded last weekend with images and footage of Minister of Public Security, To Lam and his delegates enjoying a luxurious dinner at an upscale restaurant in London. The video, showing General Lam being hand-fed a gold-leaf steak by the Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, popularly known

Jason Nguyen
Opinion-Section
October 15, 2008: Two Journalists Worked For State-Owned Media Sentenced After Exposing Major Corruption

October 15, 2008: Two Journalists Worked For State-Owned Media Sentenced After Exposing Major Corruption
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Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
Vietnam’s Institutional Corruption: Why Nguyen Phu Trong’s “Blazing Furnace” Will Be Meaningless In The Long Term

Vietnam’s Institutional Corruption: Why Nguyen Phu Trong’s “Blazing Furnace” Will Be Meaningless In The Long Term
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This article was written in Vietnamese by Vo Van Quan and previously published in the Luat Khoa Magazine on October 6, 2020. The term burning furnace (đốt lò in Vietnamese) is a frequently used term in Vietnam to describe the anti-graft campaign that Nguyen Phu Trong pledged would eliminate corruption

Karie Nguyen
Karie Nguyen
Politics
Robbery Unwittingly Exposes Potential Corruption In Vietnam

Robbery Unwittingly Exposes Potential Corruption In Vietnam
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The story first sounded like the twisted plot of a comedy about feudal Vietnam a few centuries back. It went like this: Three bad guys robbed a court official’s post and shocked the township when news on the enormous amount of money the robbers had taken, spread like wildfire.

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
Politics