Browsing All posts tagged under »Quan Lam Bao«

Rogue blogs signal tension as Vietnam tries to fix economic woes

October 10, 2012


When one of Vietnam’s richest and best-connected bankers was arrested in August, a move that sent the country’s stock market tumbling, a little-known blog broke the news hours ahead of state media. It was the first sign that the Quan Lam Bao website could be a window into mounting leadership tensions as the Communist country […]

Disgraced Vietnam bank tycoon hit with new charges

September 18, 2012


Vietnamese police said Tuesday they were pursuing more serious charges against one of the country’s top banking tycoons, whose arrest last month sent a shockwave through the nation’s financial markets. Multi-millionaire Nguyen Duc Kien is now under investigation for “deliberate wrongdoing causing serious consequences” and “fraudulence”, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public […]

Under fire, Vietnamese bloggers keep up dissent

September 13, 2012


HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s government has vowed to crack down on three dissident blogs, a move that appeared to backfire Thursday as record numbers of people visited the sites and the bloggers pledged to keep up their struggle for freedom of expression. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s order for police to arrest those responsible […]

Viet Prime Minister Under Threat

September 6, 2012


Intra-party rivals may pull him down Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung’s grip on Vietnam’s government is weakening. The Vietnamese premier is under attack by intra-party rivals who don’t like his rich friends and fault his management of the economy. If Dung goes down, important changes in Vietnam’s management of economic and social issues are likely […]