Drilling suspended at Vietnamese oil block in disputed South China Sea

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan. Drilling by the Deepsea Metro I ship was suspended in Vietnam’s Block 136/3 last month after pressure from China, which says… Read More Drilling suspended at Vietnamese oil block in disputed South China Sea

Nigerian man and wife jailed in Cambodia for drug trafficking

A 34-year-old Nigerian man, Samuel Amechi Okeke and his 26-year-old Vietnamese wife, Ho Thi Nhu Thuy, were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment after a Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia, found them guilty of trafficking 1.5 kg of heroin from Cambodia to Australia, in July, 2014. The couple was handed down the sentence following their… Read More Nigerian man and wife jailed in Cambodia for drug trafficking

Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to jail on charges of government defamation

A popular Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to five years in jail by a court, in Hanoi, after finding him guilty of publishing anti-state articles. Nguyen Huu Vinh, a former policeman, had connections to the ruling Communist Party elite. He was charged alongside his assistant. Both denied the charges. “I am completely innocent,” Vinh told… Read More Vietnamese bloggers sentenced to jail on charges of government defamation

China accused of illegally trespassing on Vietnam territory

Vietnam has accused China of violating its sovereignty by landing a plane on an artificial island it has built in a contested part of the South China Sea. The Vietnamese foreign ministry said the airfield was built illegally on a part of the Spratly archipelago that lies within its territory. China said it has complete… Read More China accused of illegally trespassing on Vietnam territory

Nigerian man arrested in Vietnam for defiling minor

A 35-year-old Nigerian man suspected of having sex with a minor has been arrested by Police in Binh Duong Province in southern Vietnam on Tuesday, October 6. Reports alleged that Ewuzie Emeka Emmanuel, asked a 15-yr-old Vietnamese girl in his neighborhood to come into his room on October 3rd. He flirted with her and asked… Read More Nigerian man arrested in Vietnam for defiling minor