A man in the central province of Thanh Hoa killed his wife and daughter before committing suicide after losing football bets. The funeral of the Son's family. At 1am on June 30, a murder occurred in Quang Trung commune, Quang Xuong district of Thanh Hoa province, with three victims: Mr. Nguyen Ba Son and Ms. Dang Thi Ha, 25, and their five-month-old daughter. The victims’ family said that Son lost Euro football bets while working at a fish port in Quang Nham commune. On the afternoon of June 29, Son asked his wife and mother to borrow money to pay football bets. However, his relatives could not borrow money for him. Upset because his wife nags at mid-night, Son had strangled his young wife and his 5-month-old daughter and then tried to kill himself by a piece of glass but he did not die. After that, Son went to his mother’s house to tell her to go to his house to see her daughter-in-law and her grand-daughter the last time and to collect his body on the nearby road. … [Read more...] about A family dies of Euro football betting
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The Grand Ho Tram Strip became the sixth casino in the country when it opened last July in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, some four hours by car from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam's go-ahead for locals to enter one of the country's casinos for a trial period has set off a rat race to lure gaming investors, which anti-gambling activists say could lead the local population into a downward spiral of debt, prostitution and crime while leaving major infrastructure needs unmet. PHOTO: CALVIN GODFREY Vietnam's go-ahead for locals to enter one of the country's casinos for a trial period has set off a rat race to lure gaming investors in a country where local leaders have been chiefly judged by economic growth rates alone. In August 2013, the Communist Party's decision-making Politburo allowed Vietnamese meeting certain criteria to gamble in a casino to be built in the Van Don Economic Zone in Quang Ninh Province bordering China. Vietnamese tycoon Dao Hong Tuyen and US firm ISC Corporation are … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, casino glut looms large as local authorities race to bet on relaxing gaming laws
Stop the brainwashed whitewashing of American crimes, celebrate more the heroics of the Vietnam War, suggests Josh Tribe An American tourist at a museum in Quang Tri Province's Dong Ha District. Quang Tri borders Laos and is home to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which divided the country during the Vietnam War. Photo by Josh Tribe History, in addition to being a record of death, is also a living, breathing entity, an ever-changing constellation of facts and omissions. And the "history" of the Vietnam War still trips me out. Like tales of other holocausts, such as those wrought by the US military (all over the globe), the Afrikaners in Zululand, Imperial Japan in China (and elsewhere), the Chinese and Pol Pot's haphazard slaughtering (of "their own people," it's always emphasized), and Nazi Germany, to name but a few, no matter how many books I read, my soul still can't swallow the stories, no matter how coolly the circumstances that led to these carnages are … [Read more...] about The 17th Parallel Revisited (part 2)
The Politburo's decision to allow Vietnamese to gamble in a casino could bring back foreign gaming investors who pulled out earlier, but they will wait for the final shape of the law Tourists read the map in front of the Casino Grand Lisboa, operated by SJM Holdings Ltd., in Macau, China, on August 4. Vietnam's top leadership has given the green light for locals to enter one of the country's casinos for a trial period, saying if locals are barred from gambling at home, they will just find other avenues in Macau, Cambodia, or Hong Kong. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG In a surprise twist, Vietnam's top leadership has given the green light for locals to enter one of the country's casinos for a trial period. The Communist Party's decision-making Politburo has allowed Vietnamese meeting certain criteria to gamble in a casino to be built in the Van Don Economic Zone in Quang Ninh Province bordering China, deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, said at a meeting of the house … [Read more...] about Vietnam does U-turn on casino ban for locals; will investors bite?
With paltry incomes hardly enough to scrape by on, poor and desperate workers are being brutalized by thieves, loan sharks, swindlers and other criminals Factory workers change shifts at an industrial park in Vietnam. Many workers at industrial parks in Binh Duong Province's Ben Cat District have fallen victims to a variety of crimes meant to extort their hard-earned money, which is often already too little to pay for decent housing and healthy meals. … [Read more...] about Criminals prey on industrial park workers