Tran Thuy Lieu has confessed to police she herself killed her husband who was a vocal journalist, ending month-long speculations that he was killed for his high-profile reports on underworld thugs and corruption. View more pictures >> More lies in journalist death by burning >> Vocal journalist burnt by stranger dies >> Journalist set on fire, seriously burned At 10:30 pm Sunday, Lieu, 40 came to the police station in Long An province and confessed her unthinkable crime. According to Lao Dong, Lieu said that she did not want to kill Le Hoang Hung, 51 of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper but only wanted to "warn" her husband. … [Read more...] about Wife confesses to burning journalist to death
Following speculation he was murdered for high-profile reporting, the Vietnamese journalist was now found to be probably killed by his wife who was apparently lying and in debt. Although police said they have identified the murderer of Le Hoang Hung, 51, of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, they are yet to release his/her identity. However, they implied that the victim's wife - Tran Thi Thuy Lieu, 41 - is the mastermind. Police confirmed that Lieu did owe VND1 billion (US$51,000) from gambling in Cambodia. A source told Tuoitrenews that she wanted to sell the house to settle the debt but Hung refused. They had a big argument just before Hung was set on fire. However, Lieu denied, telling the press she owed only VND30 million at the maximum. Lieu, as his wife, is of course the main beneficiary. When questioned by Phap Luat newspaper about the insurance issue, Lieu avoided the question, replying "When I bought it [insurance] for me, Hung was the beneficiary. When I bought it for … [Read more...] about More lies in journalist death by burning
Mystery still shrouds the death of journalist Le Hoang Hung even after his wife has confessed as this mariticidal woman is now suspected of having clandestine love affair with a state official who could be behind it all. Lieu (center) before her confession Police are investigating if Tran Thuy Lieu, 40 committed the crime alone. On February 20, Lieu told police she herself doused her husband in petrol and set him on fire. Hung, 51, of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, died 10 days later. She told police that she bought petrol and a 10m long rope. … [Read more...] about Who actually killed journalist Le Hoang Hung?
Nguyen Thi Kim Nga, the mother of Le Hoang Hung, has through her lawyer called for a fresh investigation into the burning death of her son, allegedly perpetrated by his wife, 40-year-old Tran Thuy Lieu, in January. Lawyer Nguyen Van Duc, Nga's legal representative, said yesterday that he petitioned the Long An Province People's Court to return the case file to the prosecutor's office for a re-investigation, since a number of issues remained unclear. This was the second time he had requested for a fresh probe, Duc said. After having re-investigated into the case following his first request on August 5, the police last month confirmed that Lieu acted alone in the killing and rejected speculation that Nguyen Van Tam, Lieu's lover and the former head of a local market management team, might have been involved in the crime. Based on the conclusion, the prosecutor's office later issued an indictment against Lieu for murder, but there remained at least seven points that needed to be … [Read more...] about Murdered journalist’s mother demands fresh probe
The awards ceremony in Hanoi on January 2 saw the presence of President Tran Dai Quang, who stressed the important role of press agencies and journalists in fighting corruption and wastefulness. The two prize-winning reports were selected from more than 1,120 entries of different types of media, including print, online, radio and television from various news and media outlets nationwide. The awards also included seven second-place winners and 10 third-place. It was the first time the Vietnam Journalists’ Association cooperated with the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to organise such a contest on a national scale. The contest aims to emphasise the role of the press in the anti-corruption movement. It was open to both professional and amateur Vietnamese journalists in Vietnam and abroad. Each author or group of authors could submit a maximum of five works. The works had to be published in Vietnamese media between January 1 and November 30, … [Read more...] about Journalists honoured for anti-corruption efforts