03 Jan '12, 11am

Vietnam journalist who exposed corruption arrested

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - State-controlled media say a Vietnamese journalist who exposed police corruption has been arrested on suspicion of giving a bribe that he then wrote about in his newspaper. The Thanh Nien newspaper says Hoang Khuong was taken into custody on Monday. It says Khuong, a reporter for the Tuoi Tre newspaper, posed as a relative of a man whose motorbike had been confiscated for street racing and bribed a police officer US$710 (S$915) to have it returned. Police and Tuoi Tre executives were not available for comment on Tuesday.

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