Arms show offers Japan venue to build military ties in Southeast Asia International

Defense firms will put out their wares on Monday at Japan’s only dedicated arms show, a site for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to promote industrial military ties that will bolster the country’s influence in Southeast Asia. Japan’s defense ministry has invited Southeast Asian military representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam […]

Vietnamese gang charged for bribing police to get free passes for overloaded trucks International

Vietnamese prosecutors have pressed charges against 10 people for bribing traffic police to ignore overloaded trucks, but no officers have been charged due to “a lack of evidence”. An investigation found that the gang, aged between 27 and 50, hooked up with traffic police and inspectors in 2014 to start the scheme. Having reached an […]