The HCM City People’s Court last Wednesday sentenced Hoàng Hải Trai, 28, from HCM City, to one year of imprisonment for terrorist threats.
Trai was the director of the Beauty Lashes Co Ltd, a company that sold false eyelashes.
In April last year Trai had a unique marketing idea, he planned to use terrorism for publicity.
In May, Trai prepared a number of 50cmx50cm boxes with Arabic words outside and his company’s products inside, together with an alarm clock that sounded like the timer of a bomb.
The boxes were put at different crowded places in Hà Nội and HCM City. They were soon discovered and confiscated by local authorities.
Trai was arrested on May 21 last year by the HCM City Investigation Police. City authorities said that Trai’s action was dangerous and affected public security by frightening residents.
It seems unique and original ideas are not always good or profitable. -- VNS