ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan (L) and Vietnam's ...
Dec 23rd, 2009
(Reuters) - ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan (L) and Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem talk during their meeting at the Government Office in Hanoi December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM Tags: - Tags: POLITICS) -
Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong ($4,740) to anyone criticizing the government on social media, under a new law announced this week, the latest measure in a widening crackdown on dissent by the country's communist rulers. Vietnam has repeatedly drawn fire for the harsh treatment and lengthy jail terms it has given to bloggers wh... [Full Article]