Category Archive: Vietnam

Death Sentence for Corrupt Vietnamese Bankers.

Vietnam’s punishment for corrupt bankers: Death. On June 29, 2009, upon conviction of running a Ponzi scheme that bamboozled investors of at least $18 billion, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in… Continue reading

Japan Heads For Cheaper Off-Shore Labor in SouthEast Asia.

Total Abenomics Fail Slams Japan Where It Hurts Most. By Wolf Richter  -  Testosterone Pit. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, was formed by merger in 2012 and that instant became… Continue reading

ANZ to cut ties to Cambodia bank.

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, commonly called ANZ, wants to offload its majority holding of the Cambodian bank that this year was embroiled in a scandal involving the financing of a Cambodian sugar… Continue reading

Traditional costumes Southeast Asian countries.

Below are the traditional dresses of the ten countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). See all costumes >>

Cambodia – A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing.

David Puttnam, once a brilliant filmmaker, now a member of the British House of Lords, best known for producing the amazing movie of Khmer Rouge terror, “The Killing Fields,” stunned journalists, some diplomats,… Continue reading

Sam Rainsy: “I’ll be a better PM than Hun Sen”.

In-depth Interview with Cambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy about Hun Sen, his role as future PM, about the Cambodian political stalemate, the neighbors Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. “Peaceful change coming for Cambodia”. March 10,… Continue reading

Cambodia’s opposition leader plays the racist card.

Cambodia has been ruled for nearly 25 years by Hun Sen. His biggest rival is Sam Rainsy, who, in his struggle for power, has made use of widespread racism toward the Vietnamese. “We… Continue reading

Vietnam jails ex-journalist over blog post.

A popular blogger sentenced to two years in prison as part of a crackdown on Vietnamese criticizing the communist government. A court in Vietnam has sentenced a former journalist to two years in prison for speaking… Continue reading

Still poor education system in Cambodia.

A comparison of the countries made in 2010 showed Cambodia spent the equivalent of 2.6 per cent of its GDP on education, below Laos (2.8 per cent), Thailand (3.8 per cent) and Vietnam… Continue reading

Obama approves Vietnam nuclear deal.

US-Vietnam nuclear deal clears first hurdle. President Barack Obama has approved an agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam in a sign of deepening ties between the former foes. The… Continue reading