Update news scandals

The organising board of Miss Universe Vietnam has just been fined VND70 million (USD3,043) for allowing a judge to wear a revealing ao dai in the final night of Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 on June 25.

Malaysian adult model apologises for trouserless áo dài photos

Siew Pui Yi, a Malaysian adult model and influencer who sparked outrage by wearing an áo dài without any trousers, has apologised to the Vietnamese community for disrespecting its culture.

Former director of Bach Mai admits violations in inflating price of medical equipment

Hanoi’s People's Court on Thursday opened the first instance trial on the inflation of prices of medical equipment in Bach Mai Hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in Vietnam under the management of the Ministry of Health.

Business stories: life sentence confirmed for businessman, Vinasun boss resigns

Tan Hoang Minh withdrew from the Thu Thiem land auction; a life sentence was upheld for Tran Phuong Binh, former CEO of Dong A Bank; and Vinasun’s boss resigned. These were the most outstanding stories last week.

Ex-Party official charged with land mismanagement

Former Party deputy chief and chairman of Phan Thiet City Do Ngoc Diep has been charged with land mismanagement as he signed 32 unlawful decisions approving the conversion of farmland to housing land in rural areas.


Enough of the celebrity sob stories already

In the infotainment business, the private life of famous people is a commodity that sells well, the more scandalous the better. Often this takes the form of satisfying what can be described as morbid curiosity.

Vietnam beauty queens face harsh public scrutiny

Some beauty queens including Miss Vietnam 2014 Ky Duyen, Miss Vietnam 2008 Thuy Dung, Miss Vietnam World 2010 Diem Huong, and Miss Vietnam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy have faced public scrutiny because of "scandals".

Scandalous celebrity’s biopic unnecessary

 VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic entertainment world is a miniaturised luxurious version of modern society, where good and evil collide and sometimes we cannot distinguish one from another.

Scandals surround Vietnam Idol

 VietNamNet Bridge – After rumours about the lack of transparency in voting results of the 2nd Gala, Vietnam Idol 2013 was accused of using a song without asking permission from the artist.

2013 – A bad year for the health sector

In 2013, a series of "shocking" incidents and scandals occurred in the health sector. The worst case is the one that is widely known by Vietnamese as “Cat Tuong,” in which a plastic surgeon threw the body of a female customer into the Red River.

Famous pop star criticised for scandals

VietNamNet Bridge – Singer Dam Vinh Hung has faced public criticism and asked to change his behaviour after dressing up as the "doctor-killer" who dumped a body in the Red River for Halloween.

The top scandals of V-biz 2012

VietNamNet Bridge – Let’s review the biggest scandals of the Vietnamese showbiz this year.