Sunday, August 29, 2010
Two of the things I hate most about Vietnam were just mentioned in one article together. The first thing, corruption. The second thing, the fact that people still pay money for parts of endangered species because they think it gives them good health (and boners). You can't make this stuff up:
Headline in Viet Nam News (11/8/2010):
City business couple get life for bribery, bank fraud
HCM CITY - The HCM City People's Court has given life sentences to a business couple for bribery and cheating a bank, and 26 years' imprisonment to a former district chairman for abuse of power.
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Khoe took VND 1.4billion ($72,000) and half a rhino horn worth $10,000 from the couple.