Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Archive
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Sunday, May 9, 1999 Published at 12:09 GMT 13:09 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

Major corruption trial opening in Vietnam


One of the biggest fraud and corruption trials to be held in Vietnam opens on Monday in Ho Chi Minh city, where seventy-seven people are facing charges involving illegal property deals.

The key defendants are a businessman, Tang Minh Phung, and his partner Lien Khiu Thin, who are accused of defrauding state banks of hundreds of millions of dollars.

In a similar large scale trial of smugglers last month, two defendants were sentenced to death and more than seventy others were given long prison terms.

Correspondents say the legal actions are part of a countrywide crusade against corruption.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |




Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia


In this section

Indonesia rules out Aceh independence

DiCaprio film trial begins

Millennium sect heads for the hills

Uzbekistan voices security concerns

From Business
Chinese imports boost US trade gap

ICRC visits twelve Burmese jails

Falintil guerillas challenge East Timor peackeepers

Malaysian candidates named

North Korea expels US 'spy'

Holbrooke to arrive in Indonesia

China warns US over Falun Gong

Thais hand back Cambodian antiques