Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ungrateful wretches

Check out this article about the conviction of four men who opposed the Communist Party published in the online version of the official communist newspaper of Vietnam. If you're worried they got off easy, never fear:

"The 33 year-in-prison punishment, for the four defendants, is suitable and justice has been served to the Party, Nation, and People."

In addition, there are articles of interest regarding "Activities of the Party and State," "Vietnam in foreigners' eyes," and the friendly "About Us" section. I don't know why I find sentences like this so amusing:

"State President Nguyen Minh Triet asked the VFF to concentrate on diversifying forms of mobilisation so as to rally the entire people into various movements to strengthen the country and make it more prosperous."

It reminds me of when the Onion did their parody of a Chinese takeover at the paper.

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