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Runaway oil exec asks for time with family in Germany as PetroVietnam verdict looms

His former boss Dinh La Thang also pleaded to be with his sick father before serving his sentence.

PetroVietnam corruption trial: Defense lawyers battle allegations in week 1

A summary of the main clashes between prosecutors and defendants at the trial of fallen political figures.

Vietnam’s Communist Party wants ‘absolute, direct’ control over police

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong praised the force for solving major corruption cases and bringing powerful people to justice.
January 16, 2018 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

57,000 civil servants in Vietnam hold redundant positions: audit

Managers are raking in the cash while only a few staff are left to do the groundwork in one northern province.
January 15, 2018 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

Infamous former PetroVietnam leader pleads for leniency at landmark corruption trial

'I only want to die at home in the arms of relatives, to become a free ghost, not an imprisoned ghost.'
January 14, 2018 | 01:56 pm GMT+7

Prosecutors propose life sentence for runaway PetroVietnam exec as landmark trial heats up

His former boss and once rising political star Dinh La Thang faces 14-15 years in jail.
January 11, 2018 | 04:45 pm GMT+7

Former PetroVietnam chief asks to take blame for staff caught up in massive corruption case

Dinh La Thang said he had pushed his staff so hard they had violated protocols.
January 10, 2018 | 06:21 pm GMT+7

Banking tycoons on trial in HCMC over $400m fraud case

The case has been described as the largest scandal ever to hit Vietnam's banking sector.
January 08, 2018 | 12:22 pm GMT+7

Vietnam begins trial of top oil execs

Once rising political star Dinh La Thang and runaway energy bigwig Trinh Xuan Thanh took the stand on Monday.
January 08, 2018 | 08:26 am GMT+7

UN chief Ban's nephew pleads guilty to US corruption charges tied to Hanoi skyscraper

Bahn admitted that he tried to arrange a bribe to secure the sale of Hanoi's Landmark 72 building complex.
January 06, 2018 | 10:27 pm GMT+7

There’s a thin line between noble gratitude and bribery. Free markets will sort out the latter

Corruption in Vietnam thrives in a system which still carries heavy influences from the planned economy before 1975.
January 05, 2018 | 12:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnam arrests wanted property tycoon deported from Singapore

The fugitive, wanted in Vietnam for revealing state secrets, was escorted to Hanoi after being accused of violating Singapore’s immigration law.
January 04, 2018 | 05:01 pm GMT+7

Gov’t leader refuses holiday gifts as Vietnam pledges tough corruption fight

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said anti-corruption efforts should be improved from grassroots levels.
December 29, 2017 | 12:10 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's runaway energy bigwig faces 2nd death sentence for embezzlement

Trinh Xuan Thanh allegedly agreed to undersell shares at PVP Land's project and accepted the buyer's $617,000 'gift' in return.
December 29, 2017 | 08:52 am GMT+7

Vietnam's fallen political star faces second 20-year jail term for role in banking graft case

Dinh La Thang is facing up to 30 years in prison for the two charges brought against him so far.
December 28, 2017 | 11:02 pm GMT+7