Taiwan jails Vietnamese man for seven years for murder

By Nguyen Quy   January 3, 2019 | 05:22 pm PT
A Vietnamese man who beat a compatriot to death in 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and two months in jail.

The man, whose surname is Ninh, was charged with causing injuries that resulted in the death of his fellow worker, also Vietnamese.

According to the indictment, Ninh got into a quarrel with Pham Van Pho over the cleaning of their dormitories at a factory in Changhua County in April 2017, Focus Taiwan reported.

Ninh knocked Pham over, beat him on the head with his fists, and kicked him several times in the stomach. Pham was hospitalized and died later from central nervous system shock and respiratory failure triggered by severe brain injuries.

Ever since Taiwan lifted a 10-year ban on certain categories of Vietnamese workers in 2015, the territory has emerged as a promising destination for Vietnamese workers looking for jobs overseas.

In 2018, there were 65,000 Vietnamese workers sent to Taiwan, accounting for nearly half of the country’s overseas workforce last year.

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