Male prostitution in Vietnam has existed for a long time but their services, which are illegal in the nation, have not been publicly mentioned, especially by local media. Normally, contact information for rings and male prostitutes are passed from hand to hand among 'clients' in confidence to avoid their relations being revealed or commented on. It is a common practice in a nation heavily influenced by Confucianism. The clients of these prostitutes are not only women, but also a large number of men from the LGBT community. Some men with wives and children also use the services provided at male brothels. A transfer in confidence A male prostitute named H said about his female clients, "Most of them are above the age of 40, divorced or widowed, and have a lot of money." Many of them contact sex workers via telephone or email to ask them to come to their houses, not hotels, he added. It takes little time to serve a male client, but receiving a female client may last a whole day … [Read more...] about Who are the clients of male brothels?
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VietNamNet Bridge - The names of the biggest debtors have not been revealed. However, an official of the National Finance Supervision Council has affirmed that most of the bad debts are being incurred by two subjects ' state owned enterprises and private '"big guys.'" In a report released recently by the State Bank's Inspection Agency, the bad debt (irrecoverable debt) ratio may reach 8.6 percent, or about 200 trillion dong. … [Read more...] about Who are the biggest debtors?
PANO - World experts have pledged to intensify the battle against malaria amid growing signs that the disease is developing greater resistance to commonly used drugs, weakening efforts to control and eliminate it, the WHO said on April 24 th in Manila. In the Mekong region on the Thai-Cambodian border, health workers are struggling to contain a strain of malaria that is becoming increasingly resistant to artemisinin, the most effective drug available to fight the disease. If these efforts fail, experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) fear any plans to eliminate deaths globally from malaria could be put at risk. Further jeopardizing ambitions to end the malaria threat, says the WHO, is the wide availability of low-quality and counterfeit drugs in some countries of the Mekong region and the improper use of medicines, such as antibiotics and anti-malarials, including artemisinin. In response to the threat, the WHO, in conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and … [Read more...] about WHO escalates the battle against malaria as a new threat emerges
In Thap Muoi District Cemetery, Dong Thap Province, there is a grave with the name Phap Trang (White French). Part 1: Join the Viet Minh in the junglePart 2: A Japanese in the farming regionPart 3: Fight and Determine to Win The grave, numbered 373, is in 12 th line and belongs to Battalion 311. The caretaker said that the grave is for a white Frenchman who was sacrificed in 1949 and his name and address are still unknown. It is over 60 years since the time of his death and most of the people who knew him are very old now. The strange set of remains Mr Vo Van Chieu, 79, former chief of youth force No.3 in My Quy Commune in 1955 and 1956 said: “I heard from soldiers who were stationed nearby that the grave belonged to a Westerner who fought in our force.” The grave is located on the land of Hai Lu in Hamlet 2, My Dong Commune. It lies first in a line of eight graves of the soldiers who died in an enemy assault. “At that time, the interment work was very … [Read more...] about Part 4: The Westerner who followed the Viet Minh