Malaysia arrests 26 Vietnamese for illegal fishing: report International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 19, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7 Their two boats were seized with an estimated $117,000 worth of catch. Malaysian authorities have arrested 26 Vietnamese for illegal fishing in Malaysian waters, according to VietnamPlus. The fishermen, aged 17 to 35, were caught on the night of June 8 fishing about 127 […]

Vietnamese rhino horn smuggler nabbed in South Africa International

Customs officials in South Africa arrested a Vietnamese man at O.R. Tambo International Airport outside Johannesburg on Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 28.7 kilograms (63.3 pounds) of rhino horn, according to local media outlet News24. The horns, with an estimated value of ZAR6 million ($466,000), were spotted by a scanner when the man was trying […]

Vietnamese in Qatar unaffected by diplomatic crisis: envoy International

Amid diplomatic tensions between Qatar and its neighbors, Vietnamese citizens living and working there are somewhat worried but their lives “remain stable,” the Vietnamese embassy has said. Ambassador Nguyen Hoang said the embassy has been active in keeping the community updated and has “urged local people to stay calm and closely watch the developments of […]

Indonesia to release 690 Vietnamese fishermen International

Indonesian authorities and the Vietnamese Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday completed the necessary paperwork to release 690 Vietnamese citizens who had been detained for illegal fishing, according to Vietnam News Agency. It is scheduled to be the largest release of Vietnamese fishermen in history. Authorities from both countries are finalizing procedures for the fishermen to […]

Four Vietnamese fishermen convicted of poaching deported from Solomon Islands International

Four Vietnamese fishermen were deported from the Solomon Islands on Thursday after being convicted of illegal fishing and trespassing in that country’s territorial waters. They are the first of 40 Vietnamese fishermen from three Vietnamese fishing boats to be sent home after they were arrested in March for fishing illegally off a reef system about […]

Malaysia detains eight Vietnamese for illegal fishing International

Malaysian authorities have seized a fishing boat and detained eight Vietnamese nationals for alleged illegal fishing in Malaysian waters, the New Straits Times reported. The boat was intercepted near Pulau Gaya Island, northwest of Malaysia’s Sabah Province, on Monday evening, the report quoted a statement from the provincial unit of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) […]