Updated  
May, 20 2014 10:55:17

Victim becomes victimised

In the northern city of Hung Yen, a man ended up heavily in debt when he was caught red-handed having an affair with another man's wife.

Hoang Quang Kien, 40, from the city's Quang Chau Commune, was reportedly caught embracing housewife Nguyen Thi Thoa, 40, by her husband, Duong Van Lich.

After attacking Kien with a knife and an iron rod, Lich forced him to write three documents - one to "voluntarily transfer" his motorbike to Lich, another to confirm that he owed Lich VND250 million (US$11,800), and a third to admit that he had made a "mistake".

The poor lover, scared out of his wits, signed all three papers and was allowed to go. But then, recovering his composure, felt it unfair to be in debt just because of the affair - so he reported the stand-over tactics to police.

Lich was later arrested and accused of robbery.

Well well, maybe Lich should have stayed the victim instead of taking the law into his own hands!

Just because my wife's not here!

We often hear about corrupt officials who are continually "on the make". But every now and then there is a sign that generosity is not dead.

Luu Hoa Binh, director of the Social Insurance Office in southern Soc Trang City, donated 20 square metres of land to enable the premises to have two gates. An employee in the office said the land was worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Binh would have preferred to exchange the land for other land nearby, but the procedure was so complicated, he decided to save his brain cells and give it away. "Anyway my wife did not want to live in the city, she prefers life in our district in Thanh Tri better," he said.

Binh said he believed if people were too possessive or greedy, they stood a greater chance of losing.

How we wish other officials would think like him! — VNS


Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.