A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
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A male passenger has been fined VND8.5m (USD367) for sexually harassing a female passenger on a Vietjet flight from Hanoi to HCM City. illustrative image The 34-year-old man touched the thigh of the woman sitting next to him during a flight on August 31. His action was witnessed by a third passenger in the row. The woman quickly reported the incident to the crew. The flight attendant filed a report and transferred the case to the Southern Airports Authority after landing at Tan Son Nhat Airport. According to the Southern Airport Authority, the male passenger's action was harassment of the female passenger. However, it was not serious enough to be a criminal offence. The male passenger was fined VND8.5m. In late July, a male passenger named Vu Anh Cuong was also caught sexually harassing a woman and a flight attendant in a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi to HCM City. The captain then refused to transport Cuong. The crew member and the ground staff filed a report and asked Cuong … [Read more...] about Passenger fined VND8.5m for sexual harrassment
Police in Cau Giay District in Hanoi on Friday announced the conclusion of an investigation into the death of a first-grader who was locked inside a school bus for nine hours in early August, with prosecution proposed for three suspects. The police suggested the district People’s Procuracy launch prosecution against Nguyen Bich Quy, 55, and Doan Quy Phien, 53, for committing “involuntary manslaughter” and Nguyen Thi Thuy, 29, for “neglecting responsibility, causing serious consequences." The result of the police investigation shows that Quy and Phien, who were the supervisor and driver, respectively, of a school bus contracted by the Gateway School in Cau Giay District to transport its students, started picking up 13 Gateway students on a 16-seater van at 6:00 am on August 6. Of the 13 students, Le Hoang Long, 6, got on the school bus from his house at the Trung Yen Plaza apartment on Trung Hoa Street in the namesake district at around 7:00 am. The boy … [Read more...] about Police conclude investigation into death of boy locked in school bus in Hanoi
Vietnamese sprint star Le Tu Chinh - dubbed Southeast Asia's Queen of Speed - will face a tough test in the defense of her 200m Southeast Asian Games title on Saturday after Filipina Kristina Marie Knott set a new competition record in the heats. Both runners won their respective qualifying races in the morning session of the first full day of athletics at the 20,000 capacity stadium at the Games' main hub in New Clark City on Saturday. Knott, 24, clocked a time of 23.07 seconds to break the SEA Games best, while the 22-year-old Vietnamese came in on 23.61. Chinh won a sweep of sprint titles in the 2017 Games in Kuala Lumpur - the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay - and is aiming to defend all three in the Philippines in the coming days. Medals will also be decided on Saturday in the men's pole vault, long jump, 200m and 10,000m, and the women's hammer and triple jump. Men's and women's teams will also contest the 4 x 400m relay. Le Tu Chinh finishes first in the second qualifying … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s ‘Queen of Speed’ faces stern test in SEA Games title defense
Musical film Dance With Me is a highlight at the Japanese Film Festival in Hanoi from December 6 to 22. (Photo: japanfoundation) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The Japanese Film Festival opened on December 6 in Hanoi at National Cinema Centre featuring the nine recent movies. The films including comedy, drama, horror, musical, action and animation have been screened from December 6 to 22. Comedy My Dad is A Heel Wrestler will be screened at the festival opening ceremony. It is about story of a wrestler who was famous and popular but was forced to retire after a major knee injury. Musical film Dance With Me will be a highlight of the festival. Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi this year, it screened at international festivals in Toronto and New York. It will be shown on December 10, 14 and 22. Three animations are Children of the Sea; Lu Over the Wall and Mary and The Witch’s Flower. Children of the Sea is the latest one … [Read more...] about Japanese film festival opens in Hanoi