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


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