Lang Toi (My Village)

Lyric Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts May 12 and 13, 8pm

In Chinese culture, bamboo stands for strength, grace and longevity. In Vietnam, life pretty much revolves around this plant, as many ordinary objects are made out of bamboo.

Thursday, 6 May, 2010, 12:00am

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

By Le Thi Diem Thuy

Picador $170

The gangster in Le's memoir is her father, a soldier in the South Vietnamese army. He was a Buddhist from the North who married Le's mother, a Catholic schoolgirl from the South.

1 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Two Viets guilty of riot at camp

TWO Vietnamese men were convicted of rioting at the Sek Kong Detention Centre, on the first day of a marathon verdict in the District Court yesterday.

On the 133rd day of the trial, Judge Hartmann started reading the 180-page judgment in court.

Le Quyet Ninh, 21, and Le Van Thuung, 42, were both found guilty.

10 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Judgment due in Viet riot hearing

A JUDGE will begin delivering a marathon verdict today in the District Court trial of 14 defendants charged with rioting in the Sek Kong detention centre.

On the 133rd day of the trial today, Judge Hartmann is expected to commence reading the 180-page judgment.

9 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Acquittals as inmate recants

THE trial of two Vietnamese accused of killing a fellow inmate in a closed camp came to an abrupt end yesterday when a Deputy High Court judge directed a jury to acquit them.

The direction was given by Deputy Judge Daniell after the Crown decided not to call further evidence against Le Quy Don, 26, and Le Huy Cuong, 32, on a charge of murder.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am

Patten must cut humbug

HONG Kong has swallowed, hook line and sinker, the Christmas spirit, or at least that part of it which runs to presents on the tree, lights on hotels and spend, spend, spend.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Viets on trial for murder

TWO young Vietnamese men fatally stabbed a fellow camp inmate and seriously wounded another, the High Court heard yesterday. The two inmates of Whitehead Detention Centre, both named Tran Duc Cuong, are aged 21 and 20 and have denied murdering Dang Cuong Anh, 18, and wounding Hoang Quang Cuong.

23 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Viet cleared of murder

A VIETNAMESE man who was accused of murdering a fellow countryman in a closed camp walked out of the High Court a free man yesterday.

A jury trying Le Van Quang, 35, accepted that he had stabbed Mr Nguyen Van Lay, 30, in self defence and acquitted him.

Le, defended by Mr Paul Dinan, was discharged by Mr Justice Leong.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am