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Meth-smuggling Cambodians arrested in Vietnam
Border guards in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai arrested two Cambodians on Saturday for allegedly smuggling one kilogram of methamphetamine into Vietnam.
The men, aged 29 and 40, were caught carrying the drugs across the border at around 8 a.m.
Officials said the drug bust was the biggest ever made in the province.
Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams of heroin or more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine face the death penalty.
The production or sale of 100 grams of heroin or 300 grams of other illegal narcotics is also punishable by death.
Although the laws have been strictly enforced with capital punishment handed down regularly, drug running continues in border areas.
Brazil president denies illegal campaign contributions
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer is denying allegations that a construction company linked to a sweeping corruption scandal made illegal campaign contributions to him and his political party.According to a report Friday night by Globo TV, former Odebrecht director Claudio Melo Filho told prosecutors that in 2014 company executives agreed to contribute some $3 million to finance the party's election campaign. Melo Filho said he took part in a dinner at Temer's home where the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Berjaya Land to shed asset in Phu Quoc
Berjaya Land agreed to transfer 70 per cent of Long Beach Resort Phu Quoc In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Berjaya Land Berhad (BLand) announced transferring its entire 70 per cent holding in Berjaya Long Beach Resort Phu Quoc (BLong Beach) to Sulyna Hospitality Hotel Restaurant Travel Service Co., Ltd. (Sulyna). In addition, according to the agreement between the two parties, Berjaya Leisure (Cayman) Ltd. will also waive the entire debt amount of about VND87.50 billion ($3.85 million) owed to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Weekend tour to 'Ha Long Bay on land'
Located in Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province, just about 110km north-east of Hanoi center, Thung Nai is a popular destination for weekend retreat.Once upon a time, Thung Nai was a great valley covered by the vast forest, which is home to numerous deer. Hence, the local people call it “Thung Nai” means “the Valley of deer”.Since the 1980s when the Da River hydropower plant was constructed, Thung Nai has become a huge lake containing the water served for the operation of this hydropower… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump, with 2 tweets, helps push GOP reversal on ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every president taps a legislative affairs director to work with Congress. President-elect Donald Trump appears ready to use a legislative whip like none other: Twitter.On the opening day of Congress, Trump demonstrated the power of his 18.5-million Twitter followers and the clout of his populist credentials. With just a couple of tweets, the president-elect helped achieve what GOP leaders could not the night before, successfully pressuring House Republicans to reverse course… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
SKorea scandal widens, aide held, minister warns Park risks probe
Seoul (AFP) - South Korean prosecutors detained a former presidential aide as an influence-peddling scandal moves closer to embattled leader Park Geun-Hye, with the justice minister warning Thursday that Park could face a probe.Ahn Jong-Beom, who was dismissed on Sunday, is the second person to be taken into emergency detention after Park's close friend Choi Soon-Sil was held Monday for questioning in the snowballing scandal.Park is scrambling to deflect rising public anger over suggestions… chat_bubble_outline Read More...