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Newsline: Vietnam arrests deputy foreign minister in bribery case

Police in Vietnam on Thursday arrested Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung on suspicion of bribery, the Ministry of Public Security said. Dung, 58, is accused of taking bribes and police have searched his house, the ministry said in a statement. (https://news.yahoo.com/vietnam-arrests-deputy-foreign-minister-125937914.html) Dung’s arrest is part of a wider investigation where foreign ministry officials have been accused of taking bribes from Vietnamese citizens abroad who have wanted to return to the country on “rescue flights” at a time during the COVID-19 pandemic when commercial flights were not available, according to state media. Dung was appointed Vietnam’s ambassador to Japan in January but hadn’t officially taken the post. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn’t immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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